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Fill Me With Thy Love

Empty me of self, my gracious Lord

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Empty me of self, my gracious Lord] (Sweney)
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Empty me of self, my gracious Lord,
Take away all hindrance to Thy word,
Bring my will with Thine in sweet accord,
Fill me with Thy love.

Empty me of self, almighty Savior,
Empty me of self and lift my heart above;
Fill me with Thy blessed Holy Spirit,
Fill me with Thy love.

2 Empty me of self, that Thou mayst see
Thine own holy likeness formed in me;
Consecrated fully, Lord to Thee,
Fill me with Thy love. [Chorus]

3 Empty me of self, that I may give
Witness to the faith by which I live,
Witness to the blessings I receive;
Fill me with Thy love. [Chorus]

4 Empty me of self, that I may bring
Glad and ready service to my King;
Sweetest hallelujahs then I’ll sing;
Fill me with Thy love. [Chorus]

Source: Bethany Hymns: A compilation of Choice Songs and Hymns #22

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: Empty me of self, my gracious Lord
Title: Fill Me With Thy Love
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Empty me of self, almighty Savior
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Bethany Hymns #22

Carmina Sacra #d37

Coronation Hymns #112

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Gospel Song-Gems No.1 #184

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Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #90

Songs of Joy and Gladness No. 2 #d31

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Voices of Praise #58

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Winona Hymns #202

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