Living for Thee

Savior, my life is Thine, receive me now

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Savior, my life is Thine]
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Saviour, my life is Thine,
   Receive me now,
   Purchased by blood divine,
   On Calvary's brow ;
   Write on my heart Thy name,
   Light love's undying flame,
   Henceforth my service claim,
   Living for Thee.
2. Help me to choose Thy will,
   Yielding my own,
   Led by Thy Spirit still,
   Thro' paths unknown ;
   Grateful when all is bright,
   Trustful when falls the night,
   Knowing Thy ways are right,
   Living for Thee.
3. Open my eyes to see
   More of Thy love;
   Looking alone to Thee,
   Lift me above ;
   Make me Thy servant true,
   Give me Thy work to do,
   Ever my strength renew,
   Living for Thee.

Source: Sacred Songs for the Baptist Young People's Union 10th International Convention #25

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: Savior, my life is Thine, receive me now
Title: Living for Thee
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Crowning Theme; Nos. 1 and 2 combined #d110

Notes of Gladness #d111

Sacred Chimes, a Book of New and Old Hymns and Tunes #d159


Sacred Songs for the Baptist Young People's Union 10th International Convention #25

Songs of Zion #220

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