He Knoweth the Way

Fear not, ye who follow Christ the Lord

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Fear not, ye who follow Christ the Lord]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Fear not, ye who follow Christ the Lord;
He is guiding you aright;
Earth’s fading flow’rs are more than restored
In Eden’s sweet fields of light.

Refrain:
He knoweth the way,
He trod it in sorrow untold,
He knoweth the way,
And it leads to the streets of gold.

2 O trust in the Lord, for He will care
For the pressing daily need;
Tho’ skies are dark, or sunny and fair,
The Master will safely lead. [Refrain]

3 Commit all the way to Him who keeps
Loving watch by day and night;
He slumbers not when Israel sleeps;
He bringeth the morning bright. [Refrain]

4 Fear not, for He notes the sparrow’s fall,
And He calls the stars by name;
His sky of love bends over us all,
Who meekly His promise claim. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #139

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Fear not, ye who follow Christ the Lord
Title: He Knoweth the Way
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: He knoweth the way
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