Wonderful power of prayer

No matter how hard goes the battle of life

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [No matter how hard goes the battle of life]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 No matter how hard goes the battle of life,
God’s children need never despair;
His conquering grace giveth peace ‘mid the strife,
There is wonderful pow’r in prayer.

Refrain:
Wonderful pow’r,
A wonderful pow’r in prayer;
For it moveth the Arm that moveth the world;
There’s a wonderful pow’r in prayer.

2 We know that roses not always will bloom,
The skies will not always be fair;
But go to the Father to brighten the gloom,
There is wonderful pow’r in prayer. [Refrain]

3 Perhaps you are seeking a soul far astray,—
That name to the mercy-seat bear;
The Shepherd himself will go with you today,
There is wonderful pow’r in prayer. [Refrain]

4 Thro’ all the swift changes that come to us here,
Till white robes of glory we wear,
We’ll look up to Jesus for comfort and cheer;
There is wonderful pow’r in prayer. [Refrain]


Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #41

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: No matter how hard goes the battle of life
Title: Wonderful power of prayer
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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Epworth Praises: a Collection of Popular Sacred Songs New and Old #d142
Gospel Songs for Men, a Collection of Quartets and Choruses for Male Voices #d59
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #98Page Scan
Selected Sunday School Songs #d116
Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #41TextAudioPage Scan
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