I Love Jesus

I love Jesus, for he saved my soul

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt (1910)
Tune: [I love Jesus, for He saved my soul]
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 I love Jesus, for He saved my soul;
From His cross the tides of mercy roll;
Long and far He sought me, when astray;
Now He leads me in His own right way.

I love Jesus; He’s my King;
Of His mercy I will sing;
I will follow in His paths of light,
Till I see Him in His glory bright.

2 I love Jesus, for He’s always near,
Ever ready with a word of cheer;
Every day, and every passing hour,
I will trust Him for His keeping pow’r. [Refrain]

3 I love Jesus when the joy-beams glow;
Love Him, when the stormy tempests blow;
I will praise Him while the ages roll;
Hallelujah! for He saved my soul. [Refrain]

The Gospel in Song, 1926 (Timeless Truths)

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 love Jesus, for he saved my soul
Title: I Love Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt (1910)
Language: English



The Cyber Hymnal #2895
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Timeless Truths #316


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