Jesus Is Passing By

Come, contrite one, and seek His grace

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Come, contrite one, and seek his grace]
Published in 41 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Come, contrite one, and seek his grace,
Jesus is passing by;
See in his reconciled face
The sunshine of the sky.

Passing by, passing by,
Hasten to meet him on the way,
Jesus is passing by today,
Passing by, passing by.

2 Come, hungry one, and tell your need,
Jesus is passing by;
The Bread of Life your soul will feed,
And fully satisfy. [Refrain]

3 Come, weary one, and find sweet rest,
Jesus is passing by;
Come where the longing heart is blessed,
And on his bosom lie. [Refrain]

4 Come, burdened one, bring all your care,
Jesus is passing by;
The love that listens to your prayer
Will “no good thing” deny. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #161

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: Come, contrite one, and seek His grace
Title: Jesus Is Passing By
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Passing by
Copyright: Public Domain



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