When I follow Christ my Savior

When I follow Christ my Savior

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [When I follow Christ my Saviour]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When I follow Christ my Saviour
Wheresoever he may guide,
He will safely lift me over
Every dark and stormy tide.

Lift my over, blessed Saviour,
Over every swelling sea,
Lift me over, till in glory,
I shall be at home with thee.

2 When the waters of temptation
Threaten to engulf my soul,
In his arms shall be my refuge,
Backward then the waves shall roll. [Refrain]

3 Duties hard and cares perplexing
Surge across the heav’nward way,
But in Jesus I am finding
Sweet deliv’rance every day. [Refrain]

4 Saviour, when this life is ended,
Lift me over Jordan’s tide,
Bring me to the Better Country,
There, forever satisfied. [Refrain]

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 #163

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: When I follow Christ my Savior
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Lift me over, blessed Savior
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