When I battle with temptation

When I battle with temptation

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [When I battle with temptation]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 When I battle with temptation
Be Thou near, ever near;
In the pow’r of Thy salvation,
Be Thou near me, Lord I pray.

Refrain:
Be Thou near, O blessed Saviour!
Always near, in sun and show’r;
Be Thou near, with gracious favor,
For I need Thy keeping pow’r.

2 In the hour of care and sadness,
Be Thou near, ever near;
Fill my heart with peace and gladness,
Be Thou near me, Lord I pray. [Refrain]

3 When I part with those who love me,
Be Thou near, ever near;
Let Thy light shine out above me,
Be Thou near me, Lord I pray. [Refrain]

4 When shall close this earthly story,
Be Thou near, ever near;
Till I see Thy face in glory,
Be Thou near me, Lord I pray. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #22

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 >

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First Line: When I battle with temptation
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Be thou near, O blessed Savior

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