O, Steal Away Softly to Jesus

Go, carry thy burden to Jesus

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Go, carry thy burden to Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Go, carry thy burden to Jesus,
And lay down thy load at His feet,
Where Calvary’s cross is uplifted,
Find pardon and comforting sweet.

O, steal away softly to Jesus,
To Him let thy heart be outpoured;
Thy Father, who seeth in secret,
Shall give thee a gracious reward.

2 Rejoice in His wonderful mercy,
Thy soul from its sorrow relieved,
Then, turning in love to thy neighbor,
Give freely, as thou hast received. [Refrain]

3 Let Christ be thy gracious Companion,
Keep close to His side, day by day;
The Fountain, unseen, of the blessings
That brighten and gladden the way. [Refrain]

4 O, fellowship precious and holy,
His life, overflowing in love,
Shall bring to the needy around thee
Fair sunbeams and bloom from above. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #33

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: Go, carry thy burden to Jesus
Title: O, Steal Away Softly to Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, steal away softly to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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