Come near to me, thy Master speaks

Come near to me, thy Master speaks

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Come near to me, thy Master speaks]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 “Come near to me,” thy Master speaks,
Oh, why this long delay?
Thou art the soul that Jesus seeks,
He calleth thee today.

Refrain:
Come near, come near, for I am He,
Who teacheth thee,
Who leadeth thee
In the way that thou shouldst go.

2 Come near, and meet Him face to face,
Thy Saviour crucified;
Accept His pardon, seek His grace,
And close to Him abide. [Refrain]

3 Oh, haste and come, ere darkness falls,
The call rings loud and clear;
‘Tis He, thy great Redeemer calls,
The heav’nly message hear. [Refrain]

4 Afar from Him when fears o’ertake,
How shalt thou find thy way?
Before the storms of sorrow break,
Come near to Him today. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 2 #122

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Come near to me, thy Master speaks
Author: Julia H. Johnston

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Sacred Songs No. 2 #122

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d32

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