1 Ev’ry day salvation,—this is what I need,
Trusting in my Savior, for his grace I plead;
Strength for common duties, and recurring cares,
Balm for little heartaches,—he the burden bears.
Bless me now, I pray,
Jesus all the way!
2 Ev’ry day salvation from the foes I meet,
Sins that oft beset me, thorns that wound my feet;
Weights that draw me downward,—O how many snares!
Jesus must be with me, prompt and answer pray’rs. [Chorus]
3 Ev’ry day salvation, this is help indeed!
Guidance for my footsteps, he will “gently lead;”
Proving as I journey, wisdom, love and pow’r,
Always at my service thro’ each passing hour. [Chorus]
4 Ev’ry day salvation—sweet the morning chime,
Telling that His mercy changes not with time;
Ev’ry day salvation—sweet the vesper bell,
Light will shine at evening; evermore ‘tis well. [Chorus]
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 >