Bless the Lord, O My Soul

On the throne everlasting my Father is King

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [On the throne everlasting my Father is King]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 On the throne everlasting my Father is King,
And His word shall the nations control;
To that throne, ev’ry need, ev’ry care I may bring;
Bless the Lord, bless the Lord, O my soul.

Refrain:
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
While from heaven the harmonies roll;
Bless the Lord, bless the Lord, O my soul.

2 He forgave all my sin when to Calv’ry I came,
And the touch of His grace makes me whole;
He’ll uphold me each day when His promise I claim;
Bless the Lord, bless the Lord, O my soul. [Refrain]

3 He is crowning my life with the jewels of love,
And His wonderful care I extol;
he will help me to lead other sinners above;
Bless the Lord, bless the Lord, O my soul. [Refrain]

4 So, whatever the trials that fall to my lot
As I press toward the bright, shining goal;
Let His goodness and mercy be never forgot;
Bless the Lord, bless the Lord, O my soul. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #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: On the throne everlasting my Father is King
Title: Bless the Lord, O My Soul
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Bless the Lord, O my soul

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Gospel Herald in Song #41

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