1 Abundantly satisfied, under his wing,
My treasure are drawn from the stores of the King;
They never shall fail me while life passes by,
His riches in glory shall be my supply.
Abundantly satisfied, Lord, at thy side,
My precious Redeemer, my Saviour and guide;
Such rivers of pleasure in Jesus I see;
Abundantly satisfied, Saviour, in thee.
2 Abundantly satisfied, springs of delight
Shall gladden the desert with streams pure and bright,
And heavenly manna shall fall by the way,
To strengthen and cheer me for each coming day. [Chorus]
3 Abundantly satisfied only in him;
Apart from my Saviour, the sunlight grows dim;
One moment of self will the sweetness destroy,
In Jesus alone is my safety and joy. [Chorus]
4 Abundantly satisfied; still, o’er and o’er,
His Spirit inspires me to ask more and more;
More grace from his fullness, more blessing, more love,
Till in his blest likeness, I praise Him above. [Chorus]
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 >