Closer to thee, my Father, draw me

Closer to thee, my Father, draw me

Author: Anzentia Igene Perry Chapman
Tune: [Closer to Thee, my Father, draw me]
Published in 44 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 Closer to thee, my Father, draw me,
I long for thine embrace;
Closer within thine arms enfold me,
I seek a resting place.

Chorus:
Closer with the cords of love,
Draw me to thyself above;
Closer draw me,
To thyself above.

2 Closer to thee, my Saviour, draw me,
Nor let me leave thee more;
Fain would I feel thine arms around me,
And count my wand'rings o'er. [Chorus]

3 Closer by thy sweet Spirit draw me,
Till I am all like thee;
Quicken, refine, and wash and cleanse me,
Till I am pure and free. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #534

Author: Anzentia Igene Perry Chapman

Anzentia Igene (Angie) Perry Chapman, 1849-1889. Born near Lansing, MI, Angie was the wife of Free Methodist minister, Edwin W. Chapman. They had three children. She helped on his evangelism tours and rural preaching circuits. They worked in Sparta, MI, and helped found the first Free Methodist church in Grand Rapids, MI. She also wrote hymn lyrics. In 1888 they followed an evangelistic tour of Kansas, and them moved to Isabella County, MI. She died in Mt. Pleasant, MI. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Closer to thee, my Father, draw me
Author: Anzentia Igene Perry Chapman
Refrain First Line: Closer with the cords of love
Copyright: Public Domain

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Small Church Music #3676

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