Shall We Pray for You?

When we come with burdened souls

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [When we come with burdened souls]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When we come with burdened souls
And before our Father bow,
Shall we pray for you, dear friend?
Shall we plead for you just now?

Shall we pray for you?
While our heart petitions blend,
Coming in the Saviour’s name,
Shall we pray for you, dear friend?

2 Shall we ask a living faith,
And a new and better heart?
That the Holy spirit now
May renewing grace impart? [Refrain]

3 Are you willing we should know
That you long for peace within?
Do you seek the Lord indeed,
And the power that saves from sin? [Refrain]

4 Come and join us in our prayer;
Low before the Saviour bow;
While he waits to hear your voice,
Give yourself to Jesus now. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #228

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: When we come with burdened souls
Title: Shall We Pray for You?
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Shall we pray for you
Copyright: Public Domain



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