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A Blessing in Prayer

There is rest, sweet rest, at the Master's feet

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [There is rest, sweet rest, at the Master's feet]
Published in 57 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 There is rest, sweet rest, at the Master's feet.
There is favor now at the mercy seat,
For atoning blood has been sprinkled there.
There is always a blessing, a blessing in prayer.

[Refrain]
There's a blessing in prayer, in believing prayer,
When our Saviour's name to the throne we bear.
Then a Father's love will receive us there;
There is always a blessing, a blessing in prayer.

2 There is grace to help in our time of need,
For our Friend above is a Friend indeed.
We may cast on Him ev'ry grief and care.
There is always a blessing, a blessing in prayer. [Refrain]

3 When our songs are glad with the joy of life,
When our hearts are sad with its ills and strife,
When the pow'rs of sin would the soul ensnare,
There is always a blessing, a blessing in prayer. [Refrain]

4 There is perfect peace tho' the wild waves roll;
There are gifts of love for the seeking soul,
Till we praise the Lord in His home so fair.
There is always a blessing, a blessing in prayer. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Worship: hymnal #19

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: LiĀ­die H. EdĀ­munds. 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: There is rest, sweet rest, at the Master's feet
Title: A Blessing in Prayer
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There's a blessing in prayer
Publication Date: 1887
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #550
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