Have Faith in God

Have faith in God, the Savior said

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: ["Have faith in God," the Savior said]
Published in 16 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Have faith in God,” the Saviour said:
He saw the path that we must tread;
The frequent thorn, the fading flow’r,
The joy or pain of ev’ry hour.

O blessed faith! Its song of cheer
Revives our hope, dispels our fear;
The Shepherd’s staff, The Shepherd’s rod.
Still leads us on; have faith in God, in God.

2 Have faith in God, tho’ clouds may arise
And overspread the glowing skies;
Tho’ sun and stars grow dim and pale,
His boundless love shall never fail. [Refrain]

3 Have faith in God: a Father’s heart
Would to His child all good impart;
Much more will He regard the pray’r
Of those who cast on Him their care. [Refrain]

4 Have faith in God: His word divine
By day and night shall brightly shine,
Until we pass the gates of life
And faith shall yield to blissful sight. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #104

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: Have faith in God, the Savior said
Title: Have Faith in God
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O blessed faith, its song of cheer
Copyright: Public Domain



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