No distant Lord have I

No distant Lord have I

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Tune: CHRISMATA
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. No distant Lord have I,
Loving afar to be;
Made flesh for me, He cannot rest
Until He rests in me.

2. Brother in joy and pain,
Bone of my bone was He;
More intimate and closer still—
He dwells Himself in me.

3. I need not journey far
This dearest Friend to see;
Companionship is always mine;
He makes His home with me.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4504

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock

Babcock, Maltbie Davenport, D.D., was born at Syracuse, N.Y., Aug. 3, 1858. Graduating from Syracuse University, he was ordained to the Presbyterian Ministry and was pastor of churches in Lockport, N.Y., Baltimore, and N.Y. City. He died at Naples, Italy, May 18th, 1901. He was richly gifted, and his short career was memorable for the extraordinary influence of his personality and his preaching. Extracts from his sermons and poems were published in 1901 as Thoughts for Every Day Living; and his Biography by Dr. C. E. Robinson in 1904. He contributed to the Presbyterian School Hymnal, 1899, the following hymns:— 1. Gaily the bells are ringing. Faster. 2. O blessed Saviour, Lord of love. Unto Me. 3. Shining Sun, shining sun.… Go to person page >

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First Line: No distant Lord have I
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Refrain First Line: I'll cling closer to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #4504
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