June 23, 1942 – When We All Get to Heaven

One of my favorite hymns is “When we all get to Heaven” and we sing about what a day of rejoicing that will be (that will be). The lyrics were written by Philadelphia, PA native Eliza Hewitt who wrote over 1700 hymns but the music was written by Emily Divine Wilson who died a childless widow on June 23, 1942. Also from Philadelphia, Mrs. Wilson was the wife of a Methodist pastor of a church that no longer exists and no one seems to be able to locate a picture of Mrs. Emily. I guess when you don’t care about the credit you can still have an impact

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