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Stones of Help

Full Text

1 Hitherto the Lord has helped us,
Christ has brought us all the way,
Long or short the pilgrim journey,
This, our hearts can truly say:

Chorus:
Hitherto, yes, hitherto,
Christ has proved his promise true;
Hitherto, yes, hitherto,
Christ has proved his promise true.

2 Hitherto the Lord has blessed us,
Here a "Stone of help" we raise,
Here we tell how Jesus led us,
Here we lift our songs of praise. [Chorus]

3 Hitherto the Lord has led us,
"Stones of help" are multiplied;
In temptation, trouble, danger,
He has been our Friend and Guide. [Chorus]

4 Hitherto the Lord has guarded,
Bending low to hear our prayer;
From this day our loving Saviour
Still will make our lives his care. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #57

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hitherto the Lord has helped us
Title: Stones of Help
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Hitherto, yes, hitherto



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