Draw Me Nearer (Hymn)

Draw Me Nearer
Fanny Crosby (1875)

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.

Refrain

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

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

Refrain

O 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!

Refrain

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.

Refrain

As Christians, this should be our prayer every day.  Every day, we should ask the Lord to “draw us nearer.”  We should live every day allowing Him to draw us nearer to the cross.  Every day, we should be drawn closer to His side.  What a great prayer for all of us, at all times, in all situations!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks, Ben

    “As Christians, this should be our prayer every day. Every day, we should ask the Lord to “draw us nearer.” ”
    I so pray.

    This is such a beautiful hymn. The last verse jumped at me today … “There are heights of joy that I may not reach
    Till I rest in peace with Thee.” … He’s been speaking to me about His joy this past week. Thanks for adding to the mix.

    Joyfully His,
    ann

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  2. I agree Ann! 🙂 That last verse spoke to me too. This is both hymn and prayer! God bless you, Ben, for helping us each day to remember to Whom we belong.

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    • I like that about some hymns- they can be hymns of praise, hymns of worship, hymns of devotion, or hymns of prayer. However we approach them, they will help us live for Him!

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