I am coming to the cross, Lord Jesus

I am coming to the cross, Lord Jesus

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I am coming to the cross, Lord Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am coming to the cross, Lord Jesus,
Where the precious blood was shed for me;
I have borne too long sin’s heavy burden,
But Thy saving grace can set me free.

Refrain:
I am coming to the cross of Calvary,
Where for me the cruel nails He bore;
I will give myself to Him who died for me;
Sing His wondrous love forevermore!

2 I am coming to the cross, dear Saviour,
As a broken hearted, contrite soul;
Pleading but Thy great, redeeming mercy,
Let Thy touch uplift and make me whole. [Refrain]

3 I am coming to the cross, dear Master,
Thou hast paid the price none else could pay;
Thou hast bought me for Thine own forever;
May my life Thy keeping pow’r display. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #49

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: I am coming to the cross, Lord Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: I am coming to the cross of Calvary

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