Born: June 28, 1851, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Ap­ril 24, 1920, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Wood­lands Cem­e­te­ry, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds.

After grad­u­a­tion from school, Eli­za be­gan teach­ing. How­ev­er, her ca­reer was cut short by a ser­i­ous spin­al prob­lem. She par­tial­ly re­cov­ered, but was an in­val­id most of her life. She then turned to hymn writ­ing, which ran in the fam­i­ly—her cou­sin was hymn­ist Ed­gar Stites.

Eliza lived all her life in in Phil­a­del­phia, where she was Sun­day School sup­er­in­tend­ent at the North­ern Home for Friend­less Child­ren, and lat­er at the Cal­vin Pres­by­ter­i­an Church. She was al­so a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Sun­day-school Helps.



  1. All for Christ
  2. All in the Silent Night
  3. All over the World
  4. Beautiful Robes
  5. Beautiful Star
  6. Beautiful Words of Jesus
  7. Blessing in Prayer, A
  8. Brighter Are the Sun­beams
  9. By Grace I Will
  10. Calvary’s Stream Is Flowing
  11. Carry the Light
  12. Children of the Kingdom
  13. Come, for All Things Are Ready!
  14. Come unto Me
  15. Everlasting Hymn, The
  16. Father All Holy
  17. For God So Loved the World
  18. Give Me Thy Heart
  19. Go and Tell Others the Story
  20. Good News
  21. Happy Crowning Day, The
  22. He Set the Joy-Bells Ringing
  23. Helpers Are Needed
  24. Him That Cometh unto Me
  25. His Word Was with Power
  26. I Love Jesus
  27. I Shall Be No Stranger There
  28. I Would Be True to Christ My Lord
  29. In a Little While We’re Going Home
  30. Let the Joy Overflow
  31. Listen to the Blessed Invita­tion
  32. Message from the King, A
  33. Mine, Still Mine
  34. More About Jesus
  35. Move Forward
  36. My Faith Has Found a Resting Place
  37. O for a Heart That Is Whiter Than Snow
  38. O Sing His Praise
  39. Once My Way Was Dark and Dreary
  40. Peaceful the Wondrous Night
  41. Precious Friend, The
  42. Room for You
  43. Safe in the Shepherd’s Care
  44. Saved from the Wreck
  45. Seek Ye First
  46. Since He Came into My Heart
  47. Since I Found My Savior
  48. Since the Fullness of His Love Came In
  49. Sing Away the Shadows
  50. Singing I Go
  51. Somebody Else Needs a Blessing
  52. Sometime
  53. Speak for Jesus
  54. Stepping in the Light
  55. Sunshine in My Soul
  56. Tell the Whole Wide World
  57. There’s an Hour Which No Man Knoweth
  58. Things Worth While
  59. This Same Jesus
  60. Trusting On
  61. Under the Blood
  62. Very Friend I Need, The
  63. Very Same Jesus, The
  64. Victory in Jesus
  65. What a Savior Is Mine!
  66. When Jesus Speaks
  67. When We All Get to Heaven
  68. Who Will Follow Jesus?
  69. Will There Be Any Stars?
  70. Win the World for Christ
  71. Winning Souls for Jesus