Blest Comforter

Blest Comforter, abide with me

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Blest Comforter, abide with me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Blest Comforter, abide with me;
The clouds will lift, the shadows flee;
The heav’nly light will shine within,
And drive away the mists of sin.

Refrain:
Blest Comforter, dear Comforter
I open wide my heart to thee;
Blest Comforter, dear Comforter
Come, evermore abide with me.

2 Blest Comforter, the truth is thine;
Make me to know the word divine;
Explain the grace of Christ to me,
And let me all his fulness see. [Refrain]

3 Blest Comforter, I need thy pow’r
To conquer sin, each passing hour;
Thy guiding voice I will obey,
Point out the path, and lead the way. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #84

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: Blest Comforter, abide with me
Title: Blest Comforter
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Blest comforter, dear Comforter
Copyright: Public Domain

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Sunday-School Praises #84

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