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Bowed beneath the load of your guilt and sin

Bowed beneath the load of your guilt and sin

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Bowed beneath the load of your guilt and sin]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Bowed beneath the load of your guilt and sin,
There’s a Friend whose love breathes a peace within;
By His pow’r the weak can the vict’ry win;
Jesus is the Friend you need.

Refrain:
Jesus is the Friend you need;
Jesus is a Friend indeed;
Take Him for your own; trust in Him alone,
For Jesus is the Friend you need.

2 As through life you go, through the light and shade,
He’s the Friend to help and to give you aid;
Happy is the heart on the Saviour stayed;
Jesus is the Friend you need. [Refrain]

3 When temptations sore shall your soul assail,
Over ev’ry ill shall His grace prevail;
Trust the precious Friend who will never fail;
Jesus is the Friend you need. [Refrain]

4 When around you close darkest clouds of night,
Trusting in His grace and His saving might,
This dear Friend will bring everlasting light,
Jesus is the Friend you need. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #189

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: Bowed beneath the load of your guilt and sin
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Jesus is the friend you need

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Songs of Faith and Triumph Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d23



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