O pray, for the Father is ready to hear

O pray, for the Father is ready to hear

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [O pray, for the Father is ready to hear]
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1 O pray, for the Father is ready to hear,
His arm is not shortened, nor heavy His ear;
Drop ev’ry misgiving, have faith when you pray,
The God of Elijah is living today.

Refrain:
The God who answers by fire,
The God who answers by fire;
His promise still He will fulfill,
And He will answer by fire,
The God who answers by fire,
The God who answers by fire;
His promise is still He will fulfill,
And He will answer by fire.

2 You need to be filled with the spirit of pow’r,
You need grave sufficient for life’s ev’ry hour;
You need light to shine on each step of your way,
The God of Elijah is living today. [Refrain]

3 The Church that was purchased on Calvary’s brow,
Needs strength to march forward to victories now;
Rise, Zion, rejoicing, triumphantly say,
The God of Elijah is living today. [Refrain]

4 “O where is the God of Elijah today?”
The world unbelieving may mockingly say;
But we who have called on His glorious name
Know well that He liveth, forever the same. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #12

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: O pray, for the Father is ready to hear
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: The God who answers by fire

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