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When Jesus Speaks

I hear sweet whisperings of love

Author: E. E. Hewitt (1915)
Tune: [I hear sweet whisperings of love]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. I hear sweet whisperings of love
When Jesus speaks to me;
And blessèd comfort from above,
When Jesus speaks to me.

When Jesus speaks, when Jesus speaks,
So faithful He will ever be
That I will rejoice
To hear His sweet voice,
When Jesus speaks to me.

2. ’Twill be sure guidance day by day,
When Jesus speaks to me;
To lead me in His own right way,
When Jesus speaks to me. [Refrain]

3. There’ll be rebuke, whene’er I sin,
When Jesus speaks to me;
A closer fellowship to win,
When Jesus speaks to me. [Refrain]

4. His kingly word shall be with pow’r,
When Jesus speaks to me;
Grace for the needs of ev’ry hour,
When Jesus speaks to me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7552

Author: E. 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 hear sweet whisperings of love
Title: When Jesus Speaks
Author: E. E. Hewitt (1915)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When Jesus speaks, when Jesus speaks
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #7552
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