1 I will go to Jesus now, while the Holy Spirit calls,
On my heart his invitation like the evening dewdrops falls;
I will seek the cleansing fountain that is open now for me,
I will take my sins to Jesus, and accept his grace so free.
I will go to Jesus now, he is ready to forgive;
I will go to Jesus now, he is waiting to receive;
Praise the Lord for free salvation, where the blood-stained banner waves;
Oh, this great, almighty Saviour! to the uttermost he saves.
2 I will go to Jesus now; need I question him or doubt?
Here’s the faithful word of promise, “I will never cast thee out;”
Oh, to trust him, trust him wholly, whatsoever may oppose,
There is victory with Jesus, for he conquers all his foes. [Refrain]
3 I will go to Jesus now; ‘tis the glory of his name
That he saves the “chief of sinners,” that to seek the lost he came;
Oh, my stony heart is broken when his outstretched hands I see,
Wounded hands, O loving Saviour! wounded unto death for me. [Refrain]
4 I will go to Jesus now, for the welcome feast is spread,
Angel harps ring out in rapture when they live who once were dead;
Now the Shepherd is rejoicing e’en one wand’rer to restore;
He will lead me on to heaven, he will save me evermore. [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 >