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Why I Love Him

You ask me why I love him, the Christ of Galilee

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [You ask me why I love Him]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 You ask me why I love Him,
The Christ of Galilee,
Whose grace is higher than the sky,
And deeper than the sea;
He left His throne in glory,
That He might seek and save,
And for a sinful soul like mine
His precious blood gave.

Refrain:
You ask me why I love Him,
And why He loves me so;
Return with me to Calvary,
The reason then you’ll know.

2 You ask me why I love Him,
Whose touch has made me whole,
Whose voice is music to my heart,
Tho’ billows o’er me roll;
Who daily show’rs around me,
The blessings of His love,
And leads in paths of righteousness
To mansions built above. [Refrain]

3 You ask me why I love Him,
My Everlasting Light,
He gives me sunbeams for the day,
And songs to cheer the night;
But why my Saviour loves me,
I cannot understand;
I’ll know the secret of His love
In yonder radiant land. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #25

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: You ask me why I love him, the Christ of Galilee
Title: Why I Love Him
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: You ask me why I love Him



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