1 My Savior is abiding, abiding in my heart,
And from His blessed presence the shades of sin depart;
His strength within will conquer the tempter and hi pow'r
His grace will be my comfort in sorrow's trying hour.
O sing the love of Jesus,
Loud let His praises roll,
The precious "Hope of Glory,"
He dwells within my soul.
2 My Savior is abiding, abiding in my heart,
Since by His grace He won me, to choose the better part;
He gives me fresh anointing, new measures of His pow'r,
He brings to me His Spirit, the fulness of His pow'r. [Refrain]
3 My Savior is abiding, abiding in my heart,
He comes to me with blessing, He never will depart;
He'll cleanse and use the vessel surrendered to His love,
And make it meet to enter the palace-halls above. [Refrain]
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 >