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This Is a Faithful Saying

Hear the precious gospel story

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Hear the precious gospel story]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the precious gospel story,
Told to sinners long ago;
O what comfort, O what glory,
From this blessed truth shall flow.

“This is a faithful saying,
This is a faithful saying,
This is a faithful saying,
And worthy of all acceptation,
That Christ Jesus came,
That Christ Jesus came,
That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”

2 Now accept this “faithful saying,”
Let it draw you to his feet;
Come to him, no more delaying,
Find in him deliv’rance sweet. [Refrain]

3 All your sins shall be forgiven,
Washed in Calv’ry’s stream today;
All your fetters shall be riven,
All your darkness flee away. [Refrain]

4 Grasp anew this “faithful saying,”
Trusting Jesus, doubt no more;
Pressing onward, watching, praying,
Enter every open door. [Refrain]

5 Freely take the great salvation
Bought upon the cross for you;
Bow the heart in adoration,
Give your life in service true. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #132

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: Hear the precious gospel story
Title: This Is a Faithful Saying
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: This is a faithful saying
Copyright: Public Domain



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