Precious Blood of Calvary

Blessed stream from Calvary's hill

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Blessed stream from Calvary's hill]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Blessed stream from Calv’ry’s hill,
Flowing freely, flowing still,
Plunge me, Lord, beneath the tide,
Flowing from thy riven side.

Precious blood of Calvary,
Shed for many, shed for me;
This my all availing plea,
Jesus shed his blood for me.

2 Shed, to take my sins away,
Shed, to cleanse me day by day;
Sprinkling now the mercy-seat,
There I find communion sweet. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ the whole wide world should come,
At this fountain there is room;
Millions at the cross I see,
Yet he makes a place for me. [Refrain]

4 When with all the saints above,
Saved, I sing redeeming love,
Still the blood my theme shall be,
Shed for many, shed for me. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #261

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: Blessed stream from Calvary's hill
Title: Precious Blood of Calvary
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Precious blood of Calvary
Copyright: Public Domain



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International Song Service #161

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The Best of All #261

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The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #162

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White Wings #79

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