1 Dear Saviour, each trial but brings me to thee;
Thy tender compassion my comfort must be;
I falter with weakness, but thou art so strong;
Oh, help me, dear Saviour, my strength and my song.
Draw me to thee,
Draw me to thee;
Saviour, who suffered the thorn-crown for me,
All must be blessing that leads me to thee.
2 Dear Saviour, each trial but brings me to thee,
Thou knowest my sorrow, my heart thou canst see;
Thy power is almighty, thy love is my rest,
I know thou wilt help me in ways which are best. [Refrain]
3 Dear Saviour, each trial but brings me to thee,
“In all points like tempted” thou feelest for me;
Oh, light are the burdens, dear Lord, that I bear,
While waking beside thee the load thou wilt share. [Refrain]
4 Dear Saviour, each trial but brings me to thee;
How soon at thy bidding all trouble will flee;
No cloud but will brighten when beams thy kind smile,
No grief can last longer than earth’s little while. [Refrain]
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 >