E. E. Hewitt

LOWER and lower, dear Lord, at Thy feet,

Seeking Thy Spirit, Thy mercy so sweet;

Down in our need, blessed Master, we fall,

Lower and lower: be Thou all in all.

Lower and lower, down at Thy cross,

All the world’s treasure counting but dross;

Down at Thy feet, blessed Saviour, we fall,

Lower, still lower, Christ all in all


Lower and lower, dear Saviour, we pray,

Losing the self-life still more every day;

Weak and unworthy, we’re looking above;

Empty us, Jesus; then fill us with love.


Lower and lower; yet higher we rise,

Lifted in Jesus, led on to the skies;

Humbly we follow the way of the cross,

Then, crowns of glory, and gain for all loss.


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