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Comforter holy, come to the lowly

Comforter holy, come to the lowly

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Comforter holy, come to the lowly]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Comforter holy, come to the lowly,
Come in Thy mercy, Heavenly Dove;
Keep us from straying, help us in praying,
Witness of Jesus, tell of His love.

Refrain:
Comforter holy, Thy blessings impart,
Come to the lowly, abide in each heart.

2 Spirit of glory, brighten life’s story,
Kindle our altars, Spirit of Light;
Sin all consuming, darkness illuming,
Gift of the Father! banish our night. [Refrain]

3 Draw gently near us, quicken and cheer us,
Like morning dewdrops, freshening the flower;
Wondrously guiding, tenderly chiding,
Search us and prove us, fill us with power. [Refrain]

Source: Consecrated Hymns #24

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: Comforter holy, come to the lowly
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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Instances

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Consecrated Hymns #24

Faith and Hope Hymns #d20

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The Sunday School Hymnal #91

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The Sunday School Hymnal #91

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