Scripture Verse

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


Eliza E. Hewitt

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 ?


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


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.


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


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