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Sing the Dear Name Softly

Representative Text

1 Only Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Lifts the heavy burden from the soul;
Only Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Speaks the word that makes the wounded whole.

Sing the dear name softly, sweetly, tenderly;
While souls are kindling with the flame;
Sing the dear name softly, sweetly, tenderly,
Dear name of Jesus, precious name.

2 Only Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Gives the peace that naught can take away;
Only Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Turns the night of sorrow into day. [Chorus]

3 Only Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Died himself that I might "never die;"
Only Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Lives again, that I may live on high. [Chorus]

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #112

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: Only Jesus, blessed Jesus
Title: Sing the Dear Name Softly
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Living Hymns #112

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