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Draw Me Nearer – Hearty Hymns from A to Z




This 1875 number, penned by blind hymnist Fanny Crosby (1820-1915), is one of the most familiar songs in all Christendom. The passion and heartfelt commitment expressed in these lines is deeply inspiring.


I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.

Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!

Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.
  
Listen to Commissioned’s rendition of “Draw Me Nearer”:


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1 comment:

  1. Oh what a fantastic theme! I love the old hymns. A-to-Z-er Jetgirl visiting via Forty, c'est Fantastique

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