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My Times Are in His Hands

My times are in my heavenly Father's hands

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [My times are in my heavenly Father's hands]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My times are in my heav’nly Father’s hands,
Their changeful scenes I should not fear;
The reason why, He fully understands,
He will not cause a needless tear.

My times are in His hands,
What’s best for me He understands.
I’ll ever trust in His unchanging love,
’Twill lead me to my home above.

2 My times are in my heav’nly Father’s hands,
The joy He sends a blessing brings;
His light will sparkle on life’s golden sands;
I’ll hide beneath His sheltering wings. [Refrain]

3 My times are in my heav’nly Father’s hands,
Used for His glory may they be;
Until, in that most beautiful of lands,
I’ll sing the love that cares for me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11761

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: My times are in my heavenly Father's hands
Title: My Times Are in His Hands
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: My times are in His hands
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11761
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The Cyber Hymnal #11761

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