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Savior, we come to Thee, in lowly prayer

Savior, we come to Thee, in lowly prayer

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Savior, we come to thee]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Saviour, we come to thee,
In lowly pray’r,
Here at thy mercy-seat,
Leaving our care.
Thou wilt forgive our sin,
Kindly receive;
Speak thou in tender tones;
Lord, we believe.

2 Saviour, we come to thee,
With grateful praise,
Thanks for the blessings sweet,
Crowing our days.
Praise for thy boundless grace,
Unfailing might,
Thanks that thy smile can cheer
Sorrow’s dark night.

3 Saviour, we come to thee,
Drawn by thy love;
Help us to love thee more,
All friends above.
O bind our hearts to thee,
Teach us thy will;
Now may thy precious word,
Like dews distill.

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #247

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, we come to Thee, in lowly prayer
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Glorious Praise #247

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The Voice of Triumph (19th ed.) #33

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #206

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