The Lord Is Faithful

The Lord is faithful to His precious word

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The Lord is faithful to his precious word]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The Lord is faithful to his precious word,
That, a contrite soul, at the cross I heard;
And that often since, in a trying hour,
Brought me comfort, peace, and his conq’ring pow’r.

The Lord is faithful, bless his name,
The Lord is faithful, bless his name!
“Every word of God is pure,”
All his promises are sure,
The Lord is faithful, bless his name!

2 The Lord is faithful while the years roll by,
And his stars revolve in the midnight sky,
While the kindling hills catch the morning glow,
And the vernal flow’rs follow winter’s snow. [Refrain]

3 The Lord is faithful; I will trust him still,
For his changeless love works through good and ill,
And his grace, e’en more than in bygone days,
Shall forevermore fill my heart with praise. [Refrain]

4 The Lord is faithful; may his image be,
By his Spirit’s might, fully formed in me;
Then a crown of life, when he guides my feet
Through the pearly gates to the golden street. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #58

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 Lord is faithful to His precious word
Title: The Lord Is Faithful
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Lord is faithful, bless His name!
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #58

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