1 Ev’ry hour for Jesus, who bled and died for me,
Living now to make me from sins dominion free;
Guided by His Spirit, abiding in His love,
Ev’ry footstep leading to better things above.
Ev’ry hour, ev’ry hour,
Rest, and victory, and pow’r,
Ev’ry hour for Jesus kept by grace divine,
Saviour, blessed Saviour, may this life be mine.
2 From the hand of Jesus, the golden moments fall,
Let them be devoted to Him who bought them all;
Hours so dearly purchased are not for self alone,
But to help our neighbor, and make the Master known. [Refrain]
3 Ev’ry hour for Jesus, the bitter with the sweet,
Thorns as well as roses, till home at last, we meet;
What a blest forever together we shall spend,
Praising our Redeemer, whose praises never end. [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 >