1 Saved and kept by Jesus, He will cleanse the soul
In the streams of healing that so freely roll;
Kept by His own Spirit, kept thro’ faith alone,
Looking unto Calv’ry, looking to the throne.
Saved, saved, by His precious blood,
Kept, kept, by His mighty pow’r,
Saviour, be our portion, hiding-place, and pow’r,
Ever save and keep us till the crowning hour.
2 Saved and kept by Jesus, saved from day to day
From the foes that tempt us from the King’s highway;
Kept from open dangers, kept from hidden snares,
Kept amid life’s pleasures, kept amid its cares. [Refrain]
3 Saved and kept by Jesus, by His grace divine;
Seeing in the darkness, heav’nly sunbeams shine;
Hearing thro’ the tumult, sweetest strains of love,
Ever-living echoes of the song above. [Refrain]
4 Saved and kept by Jesus, what a life is this!
Who would, unbelieving, such a blessing miss?
O to trust entirely to His saving might,
Yielding to His guidance, walking in His light! [Refrain]
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 >