Scripture Verse

Those that seek Me early shall find Me. Proverbs 8:17

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
(1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in The Young Peo­ple’s Hym­nal (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Pub­lish­ing House, Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal Church, South, 1890).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Life wears a different face to me,
Since I found my Savior;
Rich mercy at the cross I see,
My dying, living Savior.

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Golden sunbeams round me play;
Jesus turns my night to day;
Heaven seems not far away,
Since I found my Savior.

He sought me in His wondrous love,
So I found my Savior;
He brought salvation from above,
My dear, almighty Savior.

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The passing clouds may intervene,
Since I found my Savior;
But He is with me, though unseen,
My ever present Savior.

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A strong hand kindly holds my own,
Since I found my Savior;
It leads me onward to the throne,
Oh, there I’ll see my Savior!

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