I will go to my Father

I will arise and go to my Father (Hewitt)

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [“I will arise and go to my Father”]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “I will arise and go to my Father;”
Long have I wandered far from his face;
Humbly confessing all my transgressions,
Now will I seek his pardoning grace.

Refrain:
“I will arise and go to my Father;”
From the far country, stormy and wild;
“I will arise and go to my Father;”
He will receive his penitent child.

2 “I will arise and go to my Father;”
Bowed with contrition, burdened with care;
At the King’s table, spread by his bounty,
Is there not bread enough and to spare? [Refrain]

3 “I will arise and go to my Father;”
Tattered and bruised, and weary of heart;
He the best robe will bring for my wearing,
Riches of blessing freely impart. [Refrain]

4 “I will arise and go to my Father;”
Surely he’s watching, calling for me;
Looking in love from heaven’s bright windows,
Ev’ry returning footstep he’ll see. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #189

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: I will arise and go to my Father (Hewitt)
Title: I will go to my Father
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: I am coming, Father, coming

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #189

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #159

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