Pleasing Jesus

Let us ask the gracious Savior for a spirit like His own

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Let us ask the gracious Savior]
Published in 1 hymnal

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: Let us ask the gracious Savior for a spirit like His own
Title: Pleasing Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Pleasing not ourselves, but Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain


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