God gives me this assurance sweet

God gives me this assurance sweet

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [God gives me this assurance sweet]
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1 God gives me this assurance sweet,
He’ll meet me at the mercy-seat;
Peace sheds a benediction there,
Because God hears and answers prayer.

God will answer, certainly answer,
Lovingly answer my prayer;
God will answer, certainly answer,
Answer my trustful prayer.

2 When sorrow presses to my heart,
And joys, like morning dews, depart;
It soothes the pain and lifts the care,
To know that God will answer prayer. [Refrain]

3 Oh, let me trust the Father still,
And wait the workings of his will;
The time, the manner he’ll prepare,
His truth is pledg’d to answer prayer. [Refrain]

4 When in this blessed home I see
The face of him who died for me,
And his immortal glories share,
I’ll know that God has answered prayer. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #82

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: God gives me this assurance sweet
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: God will answer
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #82

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