1 Marvelous loving-kindness, O Lord, thy children sing,
Praising the mighty Give, while time is on the wing;
Compassing all our pathway with blessings from above,
Beautiful are the tokens of never-failing love.
Marvelous loving-kindness, O Lord, thy children sing,
Marvelous loving-kindness, O Lord, thy children sing;
2 Marvelous loving-kindness to those who trust in thee;
Numberless are thy signals in air, on land and sea;
Sunniest days of summer show forth thy gracious will,
Stormiest days of winter reveal thy goodness still. [Refrain]
3 Marvelous loving-kindness to those who know thy name;
Glory to thee, our Father, forevermore the same;
Praises for our redemption, for grace so full and free;
Praises for home and country, and guidance unto thee. [Refrain]
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 >
Display Title: Marvelous Loving-KindnessFirst Line: Marvelous loving-kindness, O Lord, thy children singTune Title: [Marvelous loving-kindness, O Lord, thy children sing]Author: E. E. HewittDate: 1910Subject: Praise |