Lift Me Higher

Lift me higher, blessed Savior By Thy resurrection might

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Lift me higher, blessed Savior] (Sweney)
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lift me higher, blessed Saviour,
By Thy resurrection might,
More and more, in hope abounding,
Growing upward in Thy light.

Lift me higher, Lift me higher
Lift me higher, Heavenly Friend,
Till I see Thee in Thy beauty
Where immortal praises blend.

2 Lift me higher, blessed Saviour,
More like Thee in faith and love;
May I find, in faithful service,
Fellowship with Thee above. [Refrain]

3 Lift me higher, blessed Saviour,
All my life with blessing fraught;
Purer be my pray’rs and longings,
Nobler, deed, and word, and thought. [Refrain]

4 Lift me higher, blessed Saviour,
Grace for grace, each moment new,
So may I, with Christ-like spirit,
Help to lift another too. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #101

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: Lift me higher, blessed Savior By Thy resurrection might
Title: Lift Me Higher
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Page Scan

Songs of Joy and Gladness with Supplement #332

TextAudioPage Scan

The Best of All #101

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us