284. Draw Thou My Soul, O Christ

1 Draw Thou my soul, O Christ,
Closer to Thine;
Breathe into every wish
Thy will divine:
Raised my low self above,
Won by Thy deathless love,
Ever, O Christ, through mine
Let Thy life shine.

2 Lead forth my soul, O Christ,
One with Thine own,
Joyful to follow Thee
Through paths unknown:
In Thee my strength renew;
Give me Thy work to do:
Through me Thy truth be shown,
Thy love made known.

3 Not for myself alone
May my prayer be;
Lift Thou Thy world, O Christ,
Closer to Thee:
Cleanse it from guilt and wrong;
Teach it salvation's song,
Till earth, as heaven, fulfill
God's holy will.

Text Information
First Line: Draw Thou my soul, O Christ
Title: Draw Thou My Soul, O Christ
Author: Lucy Larcom (1892)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 6. 4. 6. 4. 6. 6. 6. 4.
Scripture: Matthew 6:10; 2 Corinthians 5:14; 2 Corinthians 10:5
Topic: Aspiration; Commitment; Discipleship (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. EDMUND
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan (1872, alt.)
Meter: 6. 4. 6. 4. 6. 6. 6. 4.
Key: G Major



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