When a contrite sinner to the Lord I came

When a contrite sinner to the Lord I came

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [When a contrite sinner to the Lord I came] (Gabriel)
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 When a contrite sinner to the Lord I came,
Peace I found believing in His precious name;
Now I'm ever proving when for strength I plead,
There is always grace to help me in my time of need.

Chorus:
Grace to help me, O how rich and sweet!
Grace to help me at the mercy-seat!
When the name of Jesus at the throne I plead,
There is always grace to help me in my time of need.

2 In the daily warfare that I wage with sin,
He hath pow'r to give me victory within;
In His mighty Spirit there is strength indeed;
There is always grace to help me in my time of need. [Chorus]

3 In my lack of wisdom, as His work I do,
Looking to my Savior brings me guidance tree;
Richly will He bless me, as I sow the seed,
There is always grace to help me in my time of need. [Chorus]

4 Sometimes roses sparkle with the dewdrops bright;
Sometimes raindrops fall amid the chilly night;
Thro' the shade and sunshine He will gently lead,
There is always grace to help me in my time of need. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #71

Author: E. 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 >

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First Line: When a contrite sinner to the Lord I came
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Grace to help me, O, how rich and sweet

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The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #71

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