Joyful Praises

Praise, joyful praise, Holy Father, to thee!

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Praise, joyful praise, Holy Father, to Thee]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Praise, joyful praise, Holy Father, to Thee!
Anthems are swelling, like waves of the sea,
Songs of redemption, of gladness and love,
Blend with the chorus resounding above;
Hosts of the ransomed, in garments of white,
Singing “salvation and glory and might;”
Pilgrims below sing as they go,
“Father, from Thee all our mercies flow.”

Joyful praises, joyful praises,
Angel bands are singing;
Joyful praises, joyful praises,
We Thy children bringing;
Joyful praises, joyful praises,
Hearts and voices ringing,
Joyful praises, joyful praises,
Lord, we give to Thee.

2 Each day is telling thy goodness anew;
Each star that sparkles on midnight’s dark blue
Echoes the story of guidance and care,
Calls us to thankfulness moves us to pray’r;
Thy wondrous bounty provides for our need,
Thy hand so gentle Thy people will lead;
Pilgrims below sing as they go,
“Father, from Thee all our mercies flow.” [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Salvation #235

Author: E. 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, joyful praise, Holy Father, to thee!
Title: Joyful Praises
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Joyful praises, joyful praises
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Bright Melodies #142

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Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #42

Melodies of Salvation #d179

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Melodies of Salvation #235

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Our Hymns #142

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The New Living Hymns (Living Hymns No. 2) #142

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