His word was with power

There's power, mighty power in the word of the King

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [There's power, mighty power in the word of the King]
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1. There’s power, mighty power in the word of the King;
He speaks, and the captive is free;
The lips of the dumb with rejoicing shall sing;
O speak, blessèd Savior, to me!

O the power, mighty power,
In the word of my Savior and king!
O the power, mighty power!
For Jesus salvation shall bring.

2. There’s pow’r, mighty pow’r in the pardoning word;
He said, Go, and sin now no more!
How sweet was the hour when forgiveness I heard,
And mercy had opened the door! [Refrain]

3. There’s power, mighty power in the word of the Lord,
And strength He will give, when we pray,
To follow His footsteps, His goodness record,
And walk in love’s beautiful way. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2451

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, mighty power in the word of the King
Title: His word was with power
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: O the power, mighty power



The Cyber Hymnal #2451
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