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Draw thou my soul, O Christ

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1 Draw Thou my soul, O Christ,
Closer to Thine;
Breathe into every wish
Thy will divine;
Raise my low self above,
Won by Thy deathless love;
Ever, O Christ, thro' mine
Let Thy life shine.

2 Lead forth my soul, O Christ,
One with Thine own,
Joyful to follow Thee
Thro' paths unknown;
In Thee my strength renew;
Give me Thy work to do;
Thro' me Thy truth be shown,
Thy love made known.

3 Not for myself alone
May my prayer be;
Lift Thou Thy world, O Christ,
Closer to Thee;
Cleanse it from guilt and wrong;
Teach it salvation's song,
Till earth, as heav'n, fulfill
God's holy will.

Amen.

Source: Hymns for the Living Church #356

Author: Lucy Larcom

Larcom, Lucy, was born at Beverley Farm, Massachusetts, in 1826. Her Poems were published in 1864. Her hymn, "When for me the silent oar" [Death Anticipated), was published in 1868. She died in 1893. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #1266
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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #274

Hymns of the Saints #168

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The Cyber Hymnal #1266

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #103

Include 69 pre-1979 instances
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