1 Dearest Jesus, draw Thou near me,
Let Thy Spirit dwell with mine;
Open now my ear to hear Thee,
Take my heart and seal it Thine;
Keep me, lead me on my way
Thee to follow and obey;
E'er to do Thy will and fear Thee,
And rejoice to know and hear Thee.
2 Underneath Thy wings abiding,
In Thy Church, O Savior dear,
Let me dwell, in Thee confiding,
Hold me in Thy faith and fear;
Take away from me each thought
That with wickedness is fraught,
Tempting me to disobey Thee,
Root it out, O Lord, I pray Thee.
3 Thou, earth's greatest joy and gladness,
And salvation, full and free,
Let Thy presence cheer my sadness,
And prepare my soul for Thee!
In the hour when I depart,
Touch my spirit, lips and heart,
With Thy word assure, uphold me
Till the heav'nly gates enfold me.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #13
|First Line:||Dearest Jesus, draw Thou near me|
|Title:||Dearest Jesus, Draw Thou Near Me|
|Norwegian/Scandinavian Title:||Søde Jesus, kom at røre|
|Translator:||C. K. Solberg (1908)|
|Author:||Thomas Hansen Kingo|