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How Much Owest Thou?

How much owest thou to the Father above

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [How much owest thou to the Father above]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How much owest thou to the Father above,
For care never failing, for wonderful love?
For sunbeams that steal thro’ the cloud’s silver rift,
For Jesus our Lord, His unspeakable gift?

How much owest thou?
How much owest thou?
For all His rich mercies
How much owest thou?

2 How much owest thou? canst thou reckon them up,
The bright drops of blessings o’erflowing thy cup?
The tokens that hallow each moment anew,
Like rain in the grass, like the fresh morning dew. [Chorus]

3 How much owest thou for the sweet, winning grace
That woos us to rest in the Saviour’s embrace?
For songs in the night, loving kindness by day,
And flow’rs that are springing to gladden thy way? [Chorus]

4 How much owest thou? we can never repay
The love that hath guarded and guided our way;
Ourselves let us bring with surrender complete,
Our hearts and our service lay down at His feet. [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Salvation: a collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs #150

Author: E. 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: How much owest thou to the Father above
Title: How Much Owest Thou?
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: How much owest thou
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: Public Domain


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Melodies of Salvation #150

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