The promise is to you

Come, longing Christian, lose your fear

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Come, longing Christian, lose your fear]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Come, longing Christian, lose your fear,
The promise is to you;
The Master bids you be of cheer,
The promise is to you.

Refrain:
The promise is to you,
The promise is to you;
Don’t you need it?
Won’t you plead it?
The promise is to you.

2 Your all upon the altar lay,
The promise is to you;
A living sacrifice today,
The promise is to you. [Refrain]

3 Be this your pentecostal hour,
The promise is to you;
Receive the Holy Ghost and power,
The promise is to you. [Refrain]

4 His fire shall all your dross consume,
The promise is to you;
His light your every step illume,
The promise is to you. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #109

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 >

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First Line: Come, longing Christian, lose your fear
Title: The promise is to you
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain

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