Roll It Off

Roll it off on Jesus

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Roll it off on Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Roll it off on Jesus,
All thy load of sin;
He will lift it from thee,
Breathing peace within;
Ev’ry haunting mem’ry,
Ev’ry gloomy fear,
Bring to him, thy Saviour,
He is ever near.

Roll it off, roll it off,
Too great for thee to bear;
Roll it off, roll it off,
All thy load of care;
Roll it off on Jesus,
Lean upon his breast,
He is calling,
“Come and rest.”

2 Roll it off on Jesus,
Ev’ry pressing grief;
He will sweetly comfort,
He will give relief;
Precious consolation
Cometh from above,
There is grace to help us
In his wondrous love. [Refrain]

3 Roll it off on Jesus,
Ev’ry heart-request;
Bring him thy petitions,
For he knoweth best;
He who marks thy pathway,
He who bears thy care
Hath the pow’r and wisdom,
He will answer pray’r. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #45

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: Roll it off on Jesus
Title: Roll It Off
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Roll it off, roll it off
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Old Story in Song #45

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