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When thou hast shut thy door

Come near to thy father and tell him thy need

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Come near to thy father and tell him thy need]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come near to thy Father and tell Him thy need,
When thou hast shut thy door;
His love and His mercy, His promises plead,
When thou hast shut thy door.

Refrain:
Close on the world the door of thy heart,
Turn from its cares, its pleasures apart;
Thy Father will bless thee wherever thou art,
When thou hast shut thy door.

2 He “seeth in secret,” He knows all thy grief,
When thou hast shut thy door;
His comforting Spirit will bring thee relief,
When thou hast shut thy door. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ low at the cross falls the penitent tear,
When thou hast shut thy door,
His ready forgiveness will bring thee good cheer,
When thou hast shut thy door. [Refrain]

4 There drinking so freely from heavenly springs,
When thou hast shut thy door,
Renewed, day by day, thou shalt find eagle wings,
When thou hast shut thy door. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #100

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 near to thy father and tell him thy need
Title: When thou hast shut thy door
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Close on the world the door of thy heart

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Choice Hymns No. 1 #96

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Hymns of the Kingdom #100

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Riches of Grace a Collection of New Songs and Standard Hymns #34

Songs for Work and Worship #d32

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Songs of Christian Service #96

Songs of Conquest No. l #d10

The Church Hymnal #d68

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With Heart and Voice #12

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