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711. Come Closer to Me

1 When I get weary with toils of the day,
Off in the secret I kneel and pray;
There I can hear my Lord sweetly say,
“Come closer, my child, to me.”

Refrain:
Closer, my child, to me,
Closer, my child, to me;
Closer, my child, to me,
Come closer, come closer,
Closer, my child, to me.

2 When all around in this cold, dark land
Nothing encourages me to stand,
Jesus says, holding me by the hand,
“Come closer, my child, to me.” [Refrain]

3 When in afflictions I suffer long,
Jesus comes bringing this lovely song:
“Trust in my grace, and you shall be strong,
“Come closer, my child, to me.” [Refrain]

4 When I am meeting with trials severe,
When I am parting with loved ones here,
Looking to Jesus, His voice I can hear:
“Come closer, my child, to me.” [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When I get weary with toils of the day
Title: Come Closer to Me
Author: B. E. W. (1902)
Meter: 10.10.10.7 R
Scripture: Matthew 11:28
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Come_Closer_to_Me); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (256); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (101)
Refrain First Line: Closer, my child, to me
Tune Information
Name: [When I get weary with toils of the day]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1902)
Meter: 10.10.10.7 R
Key: F Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Come_Closer_to_Me); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (256); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (101)



Media
MIDI file: Come_Closer_to_Me.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Come_Closer_to_Me)




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