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What a Savior is mine

Bethlehem, Calvary, Olivet, tell

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Bethlehem, Calvary, Olivet, tell]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. Bethlehem, Calvary, Olivet, tell,
Oh, what a Savior is mine!
Mountain and plain with His praises shall swell,
Oh, what a Savior is mine!

Oh, what a Savior!
Oh, what a Savior!
Oh, what a Savior is mine!
Unto the uttermost, wonderful, glorious!
Oh, what a Savior is mine!

2. There, on the cross, where He died for my sin,
Oh, what a Savior is mine!
Giving His life a poor wand’rer to win,
Oh, what a Savior is mine! [Refrain]

3. Rising again in His infinite grace,
Oh, what a Savior is mine!
Shedding upon me the light of His face,
Oh, what a Savior is mine! [Refrain]

4. Lifting my burdens, relieving my care,
Oh, what a Savior is mine!
Giving me courage to do and to dare,
Oh, what a Savior is mine! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7119

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: Bethlehem, Calvary, Olivet, tell
Title: What a Savior is mine
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: O what a Savior



The Cyber Hymnal #7119
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