Clinging Close

Dear Redeemer, only Thee

Author: Samuel Wolcott
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Dear Redeemer, only Thee
Would my waiting spirit own,
Trusting in Thy sympathy,
Clinging close to Thee alone.

Clinging close, clinging close,
Clinging close to Thee alone.

2 Gracious Master, only Thee
Would my willing spirit serve,
Working with fidelity,
Pressing on with dauntless nerve. [Refrain]

3 Lord of glory, only Thee
Would my loving sprit praise,
Offering grateful melody,
Waking glad, immortal lays. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #167

Author: Samuel Wolcott

Wolcott, Samuel, D.D., was born at South Windsor, Connecticut, July 2, 1813, and educated at Yale College, 1833, and Andover Theological Seminary, 1837. From 1840 to 1842 he was a missionary in Syria. On his return to America he was successively pastor of several Congregational congregations, including Belchestown, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Chicago, &c. He was also for some time Secretary of the Ohio Home Missionary Society. He died at Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Feb. 24, 1886. His hymnwriting began late in life, but has extended to more than 200 hymns, many of which are still in manuscript. Those of his hymns which have come into common use include:— 1. All thy realms in midnight shrouded. Mission. In the Oberlin Manual… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dear Redeemer, only Thee
Title: Clinging Close
Author: Samuel Wolcott
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Clinging close, clinging close
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Echoes from Zion #53a

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Echoes from Zion #53b

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Joyful Lays #167

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Songs of Grace and Glory #143

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The Banner of Victory #68

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The Shining Light #115

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