He took my place

A trembling soul, I sought the Lord

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [A trembling soul, I sought the Lord]
Published in 7 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 A trembling soul, I sought the Lord,
My sin confessed, my guilt deplored;
How soft and sweet, his word to me,
“I took thy place, and died for thee.”

No other hope, no other plea;
He took my place, and died for me;
O precious Lamb of Calvary!
He took my place, and died for me.

2 Here rests my heart; assurance sweet,
His blessed work will be complete,
Since in his love, so great and free,
He took my place, and died for me. [Refrain]

3 When sorrow veils the smiling day,
When evil foes beset my way,
Abundant grace in him I see,
He took my place, and died for me. [Refrain]

4 No room for doubt, no room for fears,
When to my view the cross appears,
My joyful song shall ever be,
He took my place, and died for me. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #71

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: A trembling soul, I sought the Lord
Title: He took my place
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: No other hope
Copyright: Public Domain



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