Numbering all thy kingdom

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1 Numbering all thy kingdom, op'nings to be and do,
Winning in life's great warfare, victories good and true;
Numbering all thy failures, vanities, doubts, and sin,
Needing the blood of Jesus, needing his grace within.

Chorus:
Numbering, numbering, numbering all,
Sunbeams and raindrops as softly they fall;
Numbering, numbering, numbering all,
God's hand is numbering, numbering all.

2 Numbering all thy treasures, numbering all thy cares,
All of thy low heart-breathings, all of thy spoken pray'rs;
Numbering joy's bright moments, numbering clouded days,
All of thy glad thanksgivings, all of thy songs of praise. [Chorus]

3 Numbering all thy footsteps, guiding them in his way,
Wonderful gifts of mercy, infinite love display;
Caring for all thy sorrows, numbering ev'ry tear,
Whispering in the darkness "soon will thy light appear." [Chorus]

4 Numbering all thine off'rings, services freely brought,
Gratitude's willing tributes, lovingly, humbly wrought;
Sowing the seeds of blessing, gleaning the Master's wheat,
Garnering sheaves so precious, laying them at his feet. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #64

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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Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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