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Come, O come to Jesus, Seek the grace that frees us

Come, O come to Jesus, Seek the grace that frees us

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Come, o come to Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Come, oh, come to Jesus,
Seek the grace that frees us,
From the heavy bondage of our sin;
Guilt and need confessing,
Ask the promised blessing,
Come, and let him make you pure within.

Come, oh, come to Jesus,
At his altar bow;
Not a moment waiting,
Come to Jesus now!
Come, oh, come to Jesus,
Come, oh, come to Jesus,
Come, oh, come to Jesus and be saved.

2 See the fountain flowing,
Life and peace bestowing;
‘Twas for you his precious blood he gave;
Sweet old gospel story!
‘Tis his highest glory
Ev’ry trusting soul to fully save. [Refrain]

3 Come, oh, come to Jesus,
Take the grace that frees us,
Take the great salvation for your own;
Making full surrender,
Drawn by love so tender,
Learn the joy of being his alone. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #114

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, O come to Jesus, Seek the grace that frees us
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt