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Jesus, I will take thee

Jesus, I will take thee

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Jesus, I will take thee]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, I will take thee,
While life’s moments roll,
And thro’ endless ages,
Saviour of my soul;
Jesus, Saviour, take me,
Cleanse me in thy blood,
Thro’ thy full atonement,
Draw me nigh to God.

By thy power made willing,
Saviour I take thee;
Now and forever,
Graciously take me;
By thy power made willing,
Saviour, I take thee;
Now and forever,
Graciously take me.

2 Jesus, I will take thee
For my Lord and King,
To thy blessed service
Glad allegiance bring;
Jesus, Mater, take me,
Keep me as thine own;
All my life controlling,
From thy royal throne. [Refrain]

3 Jesus, I will take thee
For my truest Friend;
Come to thee for comfort;
On thy help depend;
Jesus, Master, take me
To thy heart of grace,
Lift on me the sunshine
Of thy loving face. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #75

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, I will take thee
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: By thy power made willing
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sacred Trio #388

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Showers of Blessing #75

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The Sacred Trio #388

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