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A Little More Prayer

A little more prayer as the years roll by

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [A little more prayer as the years roll by]
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1 A little more pray’r as the years roll by,
A stronger faith as the moments fly,
A closer grasp of the Father’s hand,
As we journey on to the promised land.

A little more faith, a little more pray’r,
A little more rest in our Father’s care,
And a closer grasp of His mighty hand,
For He leads us on to the promised land.

2 A little more help for our neighbor’s need,
A kinder heart, and a nobler deed,
A deeper sense of our Savior’s love,
And a brighter view of the home above. [Refrain]

3 A little more praise for the hidden joy,
A sweeter song shall our lips employ,
A purer soul ‘neath the crimson flow,
And a richer life, where His graces grow. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #121

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: A little more prayer as the years roll by
Title: A Little More Prayer
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A little more faith, a little more prayer
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #121

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