Praise to thee, our Father

Praise to thee, our Father

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Praise to Thee, our Father]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Praise to Thee, our Father,
In life’s blooming hours;
Brighter than the sunshine,
Mercy’s golden showers;
Joys, like summer blossoms,
Cluster ‘round our way;
May our loving service,
Thank Thee every day.

Praises, happy praises,
As we march along;
Hearts and voices raising,
Glad triumphant song.

2 Praise to Thee, dear Saviour;
Thou hast been a child;
Full of grace and wisdom,
Loving, meek, and mild.
From Thy throne in glory,
All Thy children see;
Granting us Thy blessing,
Make us more like Thee. [Refrain]

3 Praise, O Holy Spirit!
Help us while we sing;
For Thy tender guidance,
Grateful thanks we bring.
Teach us more of Jesus,
Teach us through Thy Word,
Let Thy gentle whisper
In our hearts be heard. [Refrain]

4 Praises, happy praises
To the God of Love!
Honor, might and blessing,
Angels sing above.
Father, Son, and Spirit,
Holy Trinity,
One in power and glory,
We will worship Thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #234

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 to thee, our Father
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Praises, happy praises
Copyright: Public Domain



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