There's power in the gospel

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1 There’s pow’r in the gospel; the same blessed gospel,
That prophet and psalmist proclaim;
It echoes from Eden, it rings down the ages,
Salvation thro’ one mighty name.

Refrain:
We will sing it forever, while angels to listen
Will silence their harp strings of gold;
The songs of the ransomed, this glorious gospel,
The story, sweet story of old.

2 Then give us the gospel we find in our Bible,
To answer the soul’s longing cry;
A Father’s forgiveness, a Savior’ redemption,
And grace in abounding supply. [Refrain]

3 We’ll thankfully take it, this same blessed gospel,
No other will comfort impart;
‘Tis hope for the contrite, ‘tis bread for the hungry,
‘Tis rest for the weary of heart. [Refrain]

4 Then joyfully tell it, this blessed old gospel,
We need it, we need it today;
Good tidings from the heaven, the story of Jesus,
The Life, and the Truth, and the Way. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #135

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 >

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First Line: There's power in the gospel
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: We will sing it forever

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #135

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