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Lord, God of hosts, we bless thy name

Lord, God of hosts, we bless thy name

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Lord God of hosts, we bless Thy name]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Lord God of hosts, we bless Thy name
In songs of adoration;
Thy mighty works Thy love proclaim
Throughout the wide creation;
The starry gems that crown the night,
The morning’s golden splendor,
The beauty that our eyes delight
For those our thanks we render.

Refrain:
Lord God of hosts, we bless Thy name,
For Thou art holy, wide and good, forevermore the same;
Lord God of hosts, we bless Thy name,
And to the world Thine everlasting love proclaim.

2 Lord God of hosts, we sing Thy praise
For ev’ry daily blessing;
For ev’ry joy that cheers our ways,
For hearts Thy peace possessing;
Far sweeter than angelic song,
The grand redemption story
For mercies that around us throng,
We sing Thy pow’r and glory. [Refrain]

3 Lord God of hosts, we see Thy love
Where Calv’ry’s stream is flowing;
From yonder cross, we look above,
Where living beams are glowing;
O hold us by Thy guiding hand,
And keep us Thine forever,
Until before Thy throne we stand
And worship Thee forever. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifting Songs #84

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 >

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First Line: Lord, God of hosts, we bless thy name
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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