I have a gracious master

I have a gracious master

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I have a gracious Master]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I have a gracious Master,
He helps me ev’ry day,
When golden light is sparkling,
When all the sky is gray;
His teaching is so patient;
He tells me what to do,
And binds in his glad service
My heart to his anew.

Who would not know this Saviour,
This Master and this Friend?
Oh, will you not accept him
Whose love can never end?

2 I have a Friend so faithful,
So tender and so true;
His love to me is boundless,
His power is boundless too;
He never will forsake me,
This precious truth I know;
His word cannot be broken,
And he has told me so. [Refrain]

3 I have a mighty Saviour
My utmost need to meet,
His blood is perfect cleansing,
I stand in him complete;
O Saviour, Friend almighty,
I long to love thee more,
And better, sweeter praises
Unceasingly outpour. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #12

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: I have a gracious master
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Who would not know this Savior



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