Beautiful promise

Our Father, God, thy voice we hear

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Our Father God, Thy voice we hear]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Our Father God, Thy voice we hear,
That kindly calls Thy children near;
In humble faith, we bend the knee,
How sweet to cast our care on Thee!

Refrain:
Able and willing,
Our burdens to bear;
Draw us still closer,
And answer our pray’r;
Beautiful promise,
“He careth for thee,”
And Thou shalt our confidence be.

2 Our Father God, Thou knowest well,
The secret grief we cannot tell;
Our inmost need Thine eye can see,
And we will cast our care on Thee! [Refrain]

3 Our Father God, we bless Thy love,
Exhaustless scores of grace above;
Till crowned on high, from burdens free,
O Lord, we cast our care on Thee! [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #80

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: Our Father, God, thy voice we hear
Title: Beautiful promise
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Able and willing
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