O my Savior, lifted From the earth for me

O my Savior, lifted From the earth for me

Author: William Walsham How
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1 O my Saviour, lifted
From the earth for me,
Draw me, in Thy mercy,
Nearer unto Thee;

2 Lift my earthbound longings,
Fix them, Lord, above;
Draw me with the magnet
Of Thy mighty love.

3 Lord, Thine arms are stretching
Ever far and wide,
To enfold Thy children
To Thy loving side.

4 And I come, O Jesus:
Dare I turn away?
No! Thy love hath conquered,
And I come today;

5 Bringing all my burdens,
Sorrow, sin, and care,
At Thy feet I lay them
And I leave them there.


Source: The Hymnal #161

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >



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Complete Mission Praise #516
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #248
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #572
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #386
Small Church Music #2668Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #5187TextScoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #600a
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #600b
Include 14 pre-1979 instances