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Jesus saves me

My sins were a burden too heavy to bear

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [My sins were a burden too heavy to bear]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 My sins were a burden too heavy to bear,
I took them to Jesus in penitent pray’r;
I asked Him to save me, tho’ lost and defiled,
To pardon me freely and make me His child.

Glory to God! My Jesus saves me,
Wonderful love, boundless and free;
This happy song life’s music shall be,
Glory to God! My Jesus saves me.

2 When doubts and temptations I meet by the way,
I turn to my Saviour for grace, day by day;
A help “very present,” I find Him to be,
And so I am singing that Jesus saves me. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ clouds dark and stormy around me may close,
Tho’ foes, seen and unseen my progress oppose,
I’ll trust in His promise, I’ll lean on His might,
And know that He saves me, by day and by night. [Refrain]

4 His blood is sufficient to cleanse ev’ry stain,
His name, all availing, new blessings to gain,
The pow’r of His spirit deliv’rance shall bring,
Until in His presence, salvation I sing. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #191

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: My sins were a burden too heavy to bear
Title: Jesus saves me
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Glory to God, my Jesus saves me