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Joyfully Receive Him

Representative Text

1 O what blessing Jesus brings!
Joyfully receive Him;
His are never-failing springs,
Joyfully receive Him.

Tenderly Jesus comes this way,
Joyfully welcome Him today;
Hasten to meet Him, do not delay;
Joyfully receive Him.

2 He has come to save the lost,
Joyfully receive Him;
Let thy poor heart, tempest-tossed,
Joyfully receive Him. [Refrain]

3 All your sin and need confessed,
Joyfully receive Him;
Now to be Thy lifelong guest,
Joyfully receive Him. [Refrain]

4 Light and life His presence gives,
Joyfully receive Him;
Sweetest peace where Jesus lives,
Joyfully receive Him. [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: E. 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 what blessing Jesus brings
Title: Joyfully Receive Him
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tenderly Jesus comes this way



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Coronation Hymns #48

The Evangel #d134

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