1 In Thy name, divine Redeemer,
We are gath’ring at Thy feet;
Let the glory-cloud, descending,
Rest upon the mercy-seat.
Thro’ Thy merits we are pleading
For the bliss of perfect love;
Let it come just now, we pray Thee,
While we lift our hearts above.
In the fulness of Thy mercy,
In the greatness of Thy pow’r,
Let the blessing fall upon us
Like a Pentecostal show’r.
2 In the blood of Thy atonement
Thou hast wash’d away our sin,
But we long for closer union,
And a clearer light within.
There are heights of joy before us
That our souls by faith may climb;
We may breathe the air of Eden
Tho’ we tread the shores of time. [Refrain]
3 With our all upon the altar,
While we linger at the throne,
Consecrate us now and ever
To Thy will, and Thine alone;
By that lowly consecration,
Saved and sealed thro’ grace divine,
Cleansed anew with ev’ry moment,
We, in life or death, are Thine. [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 >