1 Blessed Saviour, meek and lowly,
Sweet the gospel story;
Son of God and King most holy,
Lord of life and light;
Seraphs sing in starry splendor
Of Thy pow’r and glory,
We our joyous praise would render,
Trusting in Thy might.
Praise to Thee, praise to Thee, Lord of all!
Blessed Saviour, Lord of glory,
Hear our humble pray’r;
We would sing Thy wondrous story;
Keep us in Thy care,
Keep us from evil and sin,
Help us new victories win,
As with joy we sing,
To praise our King!
2 Blessed Saviour, stay beside us,
Till we see Thy glory;
Through life’s many changes guide us,
Grant abundant grace;
Grace to help a needy neighbor,
Telling love’s sweet story;
Gladly in Thy fields to labor,
Till we see Thy face.
Praise to Thee, praise to Thee, Lord of all! [Refrain]
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 >