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Mizpah

Let us ask the precious Savior To go with us while we part

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Let us ask the precious Savior]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Let us ask the precious Saviour
To go with us while we part,
For His presence in life’s journey
Peace and comfort will impart.

Refrain:
Long our hallowed pray’r will linger,
Mingling with sweet melody;
Be our wish at parting, “Mizpah,”
May the Lord keep watch over you and me.

2 Know we not what changes wait us,
But we know our mighty Guide,
Safe are we in His dear keeping,
Happy, when He walks beside. [Refrain]

3 In His tender hands entrusting
Ev’ry link in love’s bright chain;
‘Tis a blessed hope that whispers,
Surely we shall meet again. [Refrain]

4 Meet again, no more to sever,
In the “beautiful beyond,”
Where the love of our Redeemer
Is the strongest, sweetest bond. [Refrain]

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #109

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: Let us ask the precious Savior To go with us while we part
Title: Mizpah
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Long our hallowed prayer will linger
Copyright: Public Domain

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Brightest Glory #43

Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d59

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d91

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Give Thanks and Sing #109

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Hymn-Songs #85

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Living Hymns #85

Sunlit Songs #d70

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The Emory Hymnal #70

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The Revival No. 3 #274

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #93

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