By grace I will

Will you go to Jesus now, dear friend

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Will you go to Jesus now, dear friend?]
Published in 9 hymnals

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1. Will you go to Jesus now, dear friend?
He is calling you today:
Will you seek the bright and better land,
By the true and living way?

Refrain
I will, I will! by the grace of God, I will;
I will go to Jesus now;
I will heed the Gospel call,
For the promise is for all;
I will go to Jesus now.

2. Would you know the Savior’s boundless love,
And His mercy rich and free?
Will you seek the saving, cleansing blood,
That was shed for you and me? [Refrain]

3. Will you consecrate your life to Him,
To be ever His alone?
And your loving service freely yield,
To the King upon His throne. [Refrain]

4. Will you follow where the Master leads,
Choosing only His renown,
Will you daily bear the cross for Him,
Till He bids you wear the crown? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #708

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: Will you go to Jesus now, dear friend
Title: By grace I will
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: I will, I will, by the grace of God

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