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The God to Whom I Pray

The God who led His people through the parted sea

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The God who led His people through the parted sea]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The God who led His people thro’ the parted sea,
And from Egyptian bondage, set His children free,
Who rain’d down bread from heaven all the pilgrim way,
Is the God to whom I pray.

Just the same today, just the same today,
As when He led His people thro’ the sea;
His trustful child I’ll be,
For in His word I see,
The God who doeth wonders
Is just the same today.

2 The God who rescued Daniel from the lion’s den,
And from the fiery furnace, sav’d the three young men,
Who speaks, and constellations will His voice obey,
Is the God to whom I pray. [Refrain]

3 The God who stills the tempest with a word divine,
And on the clouds of sorrow, makes His rainbows shine,
Who from the tomb of Jesus rolled the stone away,
Is the God to whom I pray. [Refrain]

4 The God who clothes the lily in its robe of snow,
Who in the barren desert makes His rivers flow;
The God who lifts the sinner from the miry clay,
Is the God to whom I pray. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #300

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: The God who led His people through the parted sea
Title: The God to Whom I Pray
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Just the same today