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Too long have I wandered

Representative Text

1 Too long have I wandered, too long roamed afar,
Unheeding the beams of the bright Morning Star;
But still its fair beauty is shining for me,
So now I am coming, my Savior, to Thee.

Coming to Thee,
Coming to Thee;
Whilst Thou art calling me,
I’m coming my Savior, to Thee.

2 Thy sweet invitation is cheering my soul,
Like music from heaven the soft echoes roll;
Thy cross is my refuge, Thy promise my plea,
For now I am coming, my Savior, to Thee. [Refrain]

3 I need the full cleansing of Calvary’s tide;
The robe, fair and spotless, Thy grace will provide;
Thy riches are boundless, Thy mercy is free,
So now I am coming, my Savior, to Thee. [Refrain]

4 Oh, make me so steadfast, so true and sincere,
I’ll follow Thee wholly, dismissing all fear;
My strength and salvation, my victory be.
For now I am coming, my Savior, to Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #30

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: Too long have I wandered
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Coming to thee



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)
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Assembly Songs #30

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Famous Gospel Hymns #7

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Famous Hymns #7

Harvest of Light #d232

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Jubilant Praise #23

Messenger of Song #d211

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Revival Praises #10

Service in Song #d162

The Evangel #d194

The New Evangel #d264

Triumphant Joy #d256

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Voices of praise #50

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Winona Hymns #201

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