Bless the Lord, My Soul

Praise Him for His glory, praise Him for His grace

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Praise Him for His glory, praise Him for His grace]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Praise him for his glory, praise him for his grace,
For his help adapted to each time and place,
For his promised presence all the pilgrim way,
For the flaming pillar, and the cloud by day.

Praise him, shining angels, on your harps of gold,
All his hosts adore him who his face behold,
Thro’ his great dominion, while the ages roll,
All his works shall praise him, all his works shall praise him,
All his works shall praise him; bless the Lord, my soul.

2 Praise for forgiveness, power which makes us whole,
For his touch of healing, strengthening the soul,
For his gifts of kindness and his loving care,
For the blest assurance that he answers prayer. [Chorus]

3 Praise him for the trials sent as cords of love,
Binding us more closely to the things above,
For the faith that conquers, hope that naught can dim,
For the land where loved ones gather home to him. [Chorus]

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #56

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: Praise Him for His glory, praise Him for His grace
Title: Bless the Lord, My Soul
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Praise Him, shining angels on your harps of gold
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sacred Trio #232

Sweet Harmonies (A New Song Book) #d134

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The Emory Hymnal No. 2 #136

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The Finest of the Wheat #20

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