Following On to Know

At the cross I've laid my burden

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [At the cross I've laid my burden]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 At the cross I’ve laid my burden;
I have passed the narrow gate;
Seeking for the holy city;
On the King’s command I wait.

I would follow on to know him,
Christ, the loveliest and best;
In the paths of his own choosing,
Knowing Jesus, oh, how blest!

2 Ah! so little do I know him,
But I long to know him more;
He has given me his promise;
Let me plead it o’er and o’er. [Refrain]

3 Foll’wing him, my blest example,
Walking where his feet have trod,
Guided by his word and Spirit,
Pleasing not myself, but God. [Refrain]

4 Here, as in a glass but dimly,
I behold his matchless grace;
Soon, beyond the silent river,
I shall see him face to face. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #129

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: At the cross I've laid my burden
Title: Following On to Know
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I would follow on to know him
Copyright: Public Domain



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