1 I’ll decide for Jesus while His voice I hear,
Saying, O so sweetly trust and never fear;
Like the lowly fishers by the sounding sea,
I, though all unworthy, would His servant be.
I’ll decide for Jesus, yes, I will;
Every wondrous promise He’ll fulfill;
I’ll decide for Jesus, now, just now,
At the Saviour’s cross I bow.
2 I’ll decide for Jesus; yes, this very day;
Since He died to save me, why should I delay?
What are earthly treasures, what are fleeting charms,
To the joy of resting in the Saviour’s arms? [Refrain]
3 I’ll decide for Jesus; blessed be His name!
Once, the Friend of sinners, evermore the same;
He will guide and keep me, use my ransomed days;
Then, thro’ endless ages, I shall sing His praise. [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 >