1 I love my dear Savior, I love Him today;
The light of His countenance brightens my way;
He died for my sins, and His blood is my plea;
His wonderful grace is sufficient for me.
I’ll love Him, I’ll love Him as long as I live;
My heart and my service to Him I will give;
I’ll love Him, I’ll love Him, when time is no more,
I’ll sing His salvation on Eden’s bright shore.
2 I’ll love my dear Savior, His love is so true;
My cares He will lighten my strength He’ll renew;
He’ll cleanse and transform me, till clad in pure white,
I’ll praise Him forever in mansions of light. [Refrain]
3 I love my dear Savior a love that shall grow,
Still warmer and sweeter as Jesus I know;
O may His own spirit reveal to my soul
Still more of His beauty, while ages shall roll. [Refrain]
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 >
Display Title: As Long as I LiveFirst Line: I love my dear Savior, I love Him todayTune Title: [I love my dear Savior, I love Him today]Author: E. E. HewittScripture: 2 Corinthians 9:8Date: 1899Subject: Loyalty and Obedience |