Draw Us to Thee

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1 Draw us to Thee in mind and heart,
On heav'nly things attending;
In spirit hence let us depart,
To Thee, O Lord, ascending.

2 Draw us to Thee, O Christ, and guide
Our erring feet to heaven;
If Thou, O Lord, with us abide,
Light to our path is given.

3 Draw us to Thee, O Thou whose love
The angels praise adoring;
Receive our souls in Thee above,
Thy name in death imploring.

4 Draw us to Thee, grant us to rise
To yon bodes of glory;
On Thee to rest our joyful eyes,
And fall in praise before Thee.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #581

Translator: Arthur T. Russell

Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >

Author: Friedrich Funcke

Funcke, Friedrich, was born at Nossen in the Harz, where he was baptised March 27, 1642. After receiving a general and musical education at Freiberg and Dresden, he became cantor at Perleberg, and then, in 1664, Stadt Cantor at Luneburg. He was, in 1694, appointed pastor at Römstedt, a few miles south of Lüneburg, and died there Oct. 20, 1699. He revised the Lüneburg Gesangbuch, 1686, and contributed to it 43 melodies and 7 hymns (Blätter für Hymnologie, 1884, pp. 115, 135, 146; 1885, p. 121). One has passed into English, viz.:— Zeuch uns nach dir, so kommen wir. [Ascensiontide!] First published in the Lüneburg Stadt Gesang-Buch, 1686, No. 593y? in 5 st. of 4 l., signed "F. F.," and founded on Canticles i. 4. Repeated in F… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Draw us to Thee, in mind and heart
Title: Draw Us to Thee
German Title: Zeuch uns nach dir, so kommen wir
Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Author: Friedrich Funcke
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English

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