Jesus Only

Jesus only, Jesus only Lifts the heavy load of sin

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Jesus only, Jesus only]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Jesus only, Jesus only,
Lifts the heavy load of sin;
By His Spirit, Holy Spirit,
Gives abiding peace within.

Do you wonder why I love Him,
When He died to save my soul?
I will praise Him always praise Him,
While eternal years shall roll.

2 Jesus only, Jesus only,
In the hour of pain and grief,
By His mercies, tender mercies,
Brings the wounded heart relief. [Refrain]

3 Jesus only, Jesus only,
‘Mid temptations dark as night,
Makes His people more than conqu’rors,
Thro’ His everlasting might. [Refrain]

4 Jesus only, Jesus only,
When we reach the valley lone,
Will be with us, faithful Shepherd,
Leading to the radiant throne. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #179

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 >

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First Line: Jesus only, Jesus only Lifts the heavy load of sin
Title: Jesus Only
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Do you wonder why I love him
Copyright: Public Domain


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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #179

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