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Fold Me to Thy Breast

Jesus, Friend of sinners, Save me, I implore

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Jesus, Friend of sinners] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Friend of sinners,
Save me, I implore;
Grant thy peace and pardon,
Bid me sin no more.

Jesus, Friend of sinners,
Give the weary rest;
While the storms are rolling,
Fold me on thy breast.

2 Jesus, tender Shepherd,
By still waters, lead;
Shield me from all dangers,
In green pastures feed. [Refrain]

3 Jesus, great Physician,
Bind my broken heart;
Touch my soul with healing,
Needed strength impart. [Refrain]

4 Jesus, Prince and Saviour,
Everlasting King!
Life, and love, and service,
To thy feet I bring. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #61

Author: Eliza 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: Jesus, Friend of sinners, Save me, I implore
Title: Fold Me to Thy Breast
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus, Friend of sinners
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Pentecostal Praises #39

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Sunday-School Praises #61

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The Redeemer's Praise #91

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #200

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