The Mind of Jesus

Representative Text

1 Oh, to have the mind of Jesus,
Purer than the light of day;
Calm as skies that smile at morning,
When the storm has passed away!

Oh, to have the mind of Jesus!
Oh, to "see him as he is!"
This our highest, holiest longing,
This is heaven's crowning bliss.

2 Oh, to have the mind of Jesus,
With the heav'nly flame aglow;
Scatt'ring love's sweet benefactions.
All around us as we go! [Chorus]

3 Oh, to have the mind of Jesus,
On the Father's service bent;
Meek and lowly, true and faithful,
With the Father's will content! [Chorus]

4 Oh, to have the mind of Jesus,
When like him the cross we bear,
Patient in "much tribulation,"
Joyful through the pow'r of prayer! [Chorus]

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #46

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: O to have the mind of Jesus
Title: The Mind of Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O to have the mind of Jesus!
Copyright: Public Domain



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