Clinging to Jesus alone

Glory to Jesus, my glad heart sings

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Glory to Jesus, my glad heart sings]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Glory to Jesus!” my glad heart sings,
Jesus alone, Jesus alone;
Grace and salvation to me he brings,
And I am his chosen, his own.

I will sing praises to him I love;
Is he not all my own?
I will press on to the home above,
Clinging to Jesus alone.

2 He is my keeper from day to day,
Jesus alone, Jesus alone;
Held by his hand I shall never stray,
I’m clinging to Jesus alone. [Refrain]

3 He is my Star thro’ the gloomy night,
Jesus alone, Jesus alone;
And my chief Joy when the skies are bright;
I’m clinging to Jesus alone. [Refrain]

4 He is my Strength when temptations throng,
Jesus alone, Jesus alone;
And though the conflict be hard and long,
I’m clinging to Jesus alone. [Refrain]

5 All thro’ the journey my song shall be,
Jesus alone, Jesus alone;
Chanting life’s music to love’s sweet key,
And clinging to Jesus alone. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #9

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: Glory to Jesus, my glad heart sings
Title: Clinging to Jesus alone
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: I will sing praises to him I love



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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3 #146

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #146

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Songs of Matchless Love #9

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