The Spirit is gently pleading

The Spirit is gently pleading

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The Spirit is gently pleading]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Spirit is gently pleading,
O sinner, come today;
Since all things are ready, waiting,
The message of mercy obey.

The Spirit is pleading,
So tenderly pleading,
For you interceding,
The Spirit is pleading for you.

2 Like dew on the drooping blossom,
The “still, small voice” of love;
It offers the “great salvation,”
A place in the kingdom above. [Chorus]

3 Let Jesus, the mighty Savior,
Your inmost will control;
Come, trusting His invitation,
And peace, like a river, shall roll. [Chorus]

4 The Spirit is gently pleading,
O sinner, heed His voice!
Come humbly to Calv’ry’s fountain,
In Jesus your heart shall rejoice. [Chorus]

Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #138

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: The Spirit is gently pleading
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Hymns of Heavenly Harmony #d200

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Hymns of His Grace #139a

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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #138

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International Gospel Hymns and Songs #76

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The Century Gospel Songs #138

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Voices of Victory #277

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