Athirst for Thee

No blossom needs the light

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [No blossom needs the light]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 No blossom needs the light,
Nor bud the springtime bright,
As I have need of Thee;
Dear Savior, come to me.

O come! O come!
My soul is thirsting, Lord, for Thee;
With me abide, till satisfied,
I wake to dwell with Thee.

2 The lily holds its cup
To drink the dewdrops up;
So, Lord, I lift my face
To catch the dews of grace. [Refrain]

3 For pardon for my sin,
And purity within,
I’m trusting all to Thee;
Come in Thy pow’r to me. [Refrain]

4 The birds that sing Thy praise
Along the leafy ways,
Sing not redeeming love;
That song I’ll sing above. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #8

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: No blossom needs the light
Title: Athirst for Thee
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: O come, O come my soul is thirsting
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gospel Herald in Song #8

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Great Tabernacle Hymns #63

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