Lower and lower, dear Lord, at thy feet

Lower and lower, dear Lord, at thy feet

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Lower and lower, dear Lord, at thy feet]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Lower and lower, dear Lord, at thy feet,
Seeking thy Spirit, thy mercy so sweet;
Down in our need, blessed Master, we fall,
Lower and lower be Thou all in all.

Refrain:
Lower and lower, down at thy cross,
All the world’s treasure counting but dross;
Down at thy feet, blessed Saviour, we fall,
Lower, still lower, Christ all in all!

2 Lower and lower, dear Saviour, we pray,
Losing the self-life still more every day;
Weak and unworthy, we’re looking above:
Empty us wholly; then fill us with love. [Refrain]

3 Lower and lower; yet higher we rise
Lifted in Jesus, led on to the skies;
Humbly we follow the way of the cross,
Then, crowns of glory, and gain for all loss. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #87

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: Lower and lower, dear Lord, at thy feet
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

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