Scripture Verse

Who is he who will devote himself to be close to Me? Jeremiah 30:21

Introduction

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Elisha A. Hoffman
1839–1929

Words: Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, in Song Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­las, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 1.

Music: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Anthony J. Showalter
1858–1924

Lyrics

Draw me clos­er, Lord, to Thee,
Fold me in Thy love’s em­brace,
And unto my soul re­veal
All the rich­es of Thy grace.

Refrain

Draw me closer, closer, closer,
Closer, Lord, to Thee;
Ever pur­er, pur­er, pur­er
Then my soul shall be.

Draw me clos­er, Lord, to Thee;
In Thy arms Thy child en­fold,
And this earth­ly heart of mine
Into Thine own im­age mold.

Refrain

Draw me closer, Lord, to Thee,
In com­munion rich and sweet,
Till my soul shall be re­fined,
And in Thee be made com­plete.

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Draw me clos­er, Lord, to Thee,
For my long­ing soul as­pires
To dis­cov­er in Thy­self
All it yearns for and de­sires.

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