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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Rejoice and sing, the Lord is king

Why need we fret and worry

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Why need we fret and worry]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Why need we fret and worry
When earthly ills increase?
The Lord hath made provision
To give us “perfect peace.”
His everlasting mercy
In Jesus making known,
We’ll sing when storms are raging,
Our Father’s on the throne.

Rejoice and sing, the Lord is King,
He careth for his own;
His name is love who reigns above,
Our Father’s on the throne.

2 Our hands could never manage
The least of our affairs;
But he who holds the lightnings
Still counts our very hairs.
Let Jesus lift our burdens,
Our hearts on him be staid,
For on his mighty shoulders
The government is laid. [Refrain]

3 Beyond our little circle,
Life’s narrow hopes and fears,
The Master’s world-wide kingdom
To loving eyes appears.
His precious, blood-bought banner
Shall float from zone to zone,
Till his redeemed are gathered;
Our Father’s on the throne. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #125

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: Why need we fret and worry
Title: Rejoice and sing, the Lord is king
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt


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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #125

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