Scripture Verse

We love Him, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
(1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Song Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­las, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 276, alt.

Music: La Pla­ta Karl R. Sho­wal­ter, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Sho­wal­ter (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

My Savior reaches from the throne,
His bleeding hand to me,
And asks that I should pledge my own
In loving loyalty.

Refrain

God helping me, here will I stand,
Close by my Savior’s side;
I pledge my heart, I pledge my hand,
To Christ, the Crucified.

O may His holy will be done,
In me, and by me, still;
And while my moments swiftly run,
May they His plans fulfill.

Refrain

I lay myself at Jesus’ feet,
That He would make me now
For sacrifice and service meet,
And help me keep my vow.

Refrain

Since Thou hast bought me with Thy blood,
I must be wholly Thine;
Keep me beneath the cleansing flood,
Be Thou my life divine.

Refrain