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Blessed surrender, life's little all

Blessed surrender, life's little all

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Blessed surrender, life's little all]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Blessed surrender; life’s little all
Yielding to Jesus, hearing His call,
As once it sounded over the sea,
Calling the fishers, “Come unto Me.”

Blessed surrender, so happy, so free,
When Christ the Saviour is calling to me;
Glory, all glory, I walk not alone;
Jesus will keep me forever His own.

2 Blessed surrender; pleasure and pain,
Left to His choosing, loss shall be gain;
Love everlasting, wisdom and pow’r,
Guiding my footsteps, blessing each hour. [Refrain]

3 Blessed surrender; though weak and frail,
Yet shall His mercies nevermore fail;
Wondrous salvation! grace that exceeds
All human asking, all mortal needs. [Refrain]

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #44

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 surrender, life's little all
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



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Hymns of Worship and Praise #d16
Sunday School Hymns No. 1 #125Page Scan
Sunday School Hymns No. 2 #44Page Scan
Sunday School Hymns No. 2 (Canadian ed.) #44Page Scan
Sunday School Hymns No.2 #d8
The Festival Song Budget, Children's Day #d4
The Kingdom of Praise #44TextAudioPage Scan
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