Ask and receive it; it is God's choice

Ask and receive it; it is God's choice

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Ask and receive; it is God’s chosen way]
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1 Ask and receive; it is God’s chosen way;
Heaven draws near us when humbly we pray;
Come in the name that will always prevail,
Trusting the promise that never will fail.

Ask and receive;
The promise believe;
Trustfully, joyfully,
Ask and receive.

2 Ask and receive; yet our Father knows best
Just how to answer each fervent request;
Just when to send the right blessing we need;
Deeper than words are the wants he can read. [Refrain]

3 Ask and receive; every burden and grief
Take to the Father and find sweet relief;
Nothing too trifling to bring to his care;
Nothing too heavy for Jesus to bear. [Refrain]

4 Ask and receive precious gifts for the soul;
“Riches in glory” are in his control;
Wonderful treasures that ever increase;
Love’s golden sunshine and starlight of peace. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #7

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: Ask and receive it; it is God's choice
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Ask and receive; The promise be


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