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Coming unto Jesus

I am coming unto Jesus, for his voice I hear

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I am coming unto Jesus]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am coming unto Jesus, for His voice I hear,—
I'm coming unto Jesus now;
Sweetly ringing thro' the darkness, bringing hope and cheer,
I am coming, coming now.

Coming from the shadows of the dreary night,
Finding in His welcome, everlasting light;
Coming unto Jesus heav'nly glories shine;
Sing His wondrous mercies, Sing His love divine.

2 I am coming unto Jesus, weary and defiled,
I'm coming unto Jesus now,
Clinging to His blessed promise like a little child,
I am coming, coming now. [Refrain]

3 I am coming unto Jesus, humbly, hour by hour,
I'm coming unto Jesus now;
Finding for His blessed service, plenteous grace and pow'r,
I am coming, coming now. [Refrain]

4 O how perfect is His pardon, ready full and free,
I'm coming unto Jesus now;
O how kind the Shepherd, bidding, "Rise, and follow me,"
I am coming, coming now. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #166

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 unto Jesus, for his voice I hear
Title: Coming unto Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Coming from the shadows of the dreary night


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Triumphant Songs No.4 #166

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