Watch and pray day by day

Watch and pray day by day

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Watch and pray, day by day]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Watch and pray, day by day,
Seek from the Father, guidance on thy way;
Blessings sweet at His feet,
Mercy and truth in Jesus meet.

O watch to serve the King divine,
Make life’s story tell His glory;
And His grace portray;
O pray, whatever lot be thine,
Pray on believing, hope receiving,
Sweetly trusting, watch and pray.

2 Watch and pray, hear Him say,
“I have redeemed thee, and beside thee stay;”
Faithful still, do His will,
Who ev’ry promise will fulfill. [Refrain]

3 Watch and pray, happy ray,
Ready to brighten all who will obey!
Come and see, gifts for thee;
God shall thine expectation be. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #120

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: Watch and pray day by day
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: O watch to serve the King divine
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