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We praise thee, heavenly Father

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1 For all the many mercies
That ‘round our pathway throng;
We praise Thee, heav’nly Father,
We come to Thee in song;
For Thine the morning brightness,
And Thine, the sunset light;
And Thine, the starry jewels
That glitter through the night;
And Thine, the starry jewels
That glitter through the night.

2 We praise Thee, blessed Saviour,
Who came for us to die,
And now for us art pleading,
In majesty on high;
Thy love is warm and tender,
Thy grace is rich and free;
The gift of our salvation,
We owe, dear Lord, to Thee;
The gift of our salvation,
We owe, dear Lord, to Thee.

3 We praise Thee, Holy Spirit,
Who cometh as a dove;
To make us pure and gentle,
And tune our hearts to love;
We praise Thee, God almighty,
The Father and the Son;
And gracious Holy Spirit,
Forever Three in One;
And gracious Holy Spirit,
Forever Three in One.

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #119

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: For all the many mercies
Title: We praise thee, heavenly Father
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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Jubilate #119

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