Only coming to Jesus

Only coming to Jesus

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Only coming to Jesus]
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1 Only coming to Jesus,
Coming to tell him all;
Seeking his full forgiveness,
While at his feet we fall.

Only coming to Jesus,
Only turning from sin;
This is the life of the Christian,
This is the way to begin.

2 Only coming to Jesus,
Losing our fear and doubt;
Hearing his gracious promise,
“I will not cast thee out.” [Refrain]

3 Only coming to Jesus,
Coming to learn his will;
Bringing our empty vessels,
Vessels his grace will fill. [Refrain]

4 Only coming to Jesus,
Coming to learn his love,
Love, like the light of heaven,
Shining for us above. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel: for use in all religious meetings #92

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 >

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First Line: Only coming to Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain


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