Gentle Savior, bend thine ear

Representative Text

1 Gentle Saviour, bend thine ear,
Hear our pray'r, hear our pray'r;
Thou art always very near,
Keep us in thy care.

Chorus:
May we nestle by thy side,
Happy in thy love abide;
Guide us, tender Shepherd, guide,
To thy pastures fair.

2 Gentle Saviour, we have strayed
From thy way, from thy way,
Thy kind voice have disobeyed,
Pardon us to-day. [Chorus]

3 Gentle Saviour, thou didst die
"Once for all," "once for all,"
Thou art living now on high,
Hear the children call. [Chorus]


Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #109

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 >

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First Line: Gentle Savior, bend thine ear
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: May we nestle
Copyright: Public Domain

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