The Narrow Way

Gentle Savior, hear me when I pray

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Gentle Savior, hear me when I pray]
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1 Gentle Savior, hear me when I pray,
Be my strength and stay,
Guide me ev’ry day;
Lead me gently lest I go astray
From the narrow way.

Ev’ry day I need Thee,
I will ever heed Thee,
Take my hand and lead me
Through this narrow way.

2 Loving Savior, I will follow Thee,
Follow safe and free,
Where Thy steps I see;
I will go where Thou doest call for me,
In the narrow way. [Refrain]

3 Mighty Savior, keep me ev’ry hour,
Leaning on Thy arm,
Guard me from all harm;
Humbly trusting in Thy love and pow’r
In the narrow way. [Refrain]

4 Coming Savior, faithful I would be,
Watching for Thy call,
Crown Thee Lord of all;
Soon to glory Thou wilt summon me
From the narrow way. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #71

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: Gentle Savior, hear me when I pray
Title: The Narrow Way
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Every day I need thee
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gospel Herald in Song #71

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