Draw us to Thee

Representative Text

1 Draw us to thee,
for then shall we
walk in thy steps forever
and hasten on
where thou art gone
to be with thee, dear Savior.

2 Draw us to thee,
Lord, lovingly;
let us depart with gladness
that we may be
forever free
from sorrow, grief, and sadness.

3 Draw us to thee;
O grant that we
may walk the road to heaven!
Direct our way
lest we should stray
and from thy paths be driven.

4 Draw us to thee
that also we
thy heav'nly bliss inherit
and ever dwell
where sin and hell
no more can vex our spirit.

5 Draw us to thee
into thy kingdom take us.
Let us fore'er
thy glory share;
thy saints and joint heirs make us.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #700

Author: Friedrich Funcke

Funcke, Friedrich, was born at Nossen in the Harz, where he was baptised March 27, 1642. After receiving a general and musical education at Freiberg and Dresden, he became cantor at Perleberg, and then, in 1664, Stadt Cantor at Luneburg. He was, in 1694, appointed pastor at Römstedt, a few miles south of Lüneburg, and died there Oct. 20, 1699. He revised the Lüneburg Gesangbuch, 1686, and contributed to it 43 melodies and 7 hymns (Blätter für Hymnologie, 1884, pp. 115, 135, 146; 1885, p. 121). One has passed into English, viz.:— Zeuch uns nach dir, so kommen wir. [Ascensiontide!] First published in the Lüneburg Stadt Gesang-Buch, 1686, No. 593y? in 5 st. of 4 l., signed "F. F.," and founded on Canticles i. 4. Repeated in F… Go to person page >

Translator: August Crull

August Crull was born January 27, 1845 in Rostock, Germany, where his father, Hofrat Crull, was a lawyer. He was educated at the Gymnasium in Rostock, and at Concordia College in St. Louis and Fort Wayne where he graduated in 1862. His father died soon after he began studying at the Gymnasium. His mother then married Albert Friedrich Hoppe, who later became the editor of the St. Louis edition of Luther's Works. In 1865, Crull graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He became assistant pastor at Trinity Church in Milwaukee and also served as Director of the Lutheran High School. Later he was pastor of the Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From 1873 to 1915, he was professor of the German language and literature at Concordia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Draw us to Thee, For then shall we walk in Thy steps forever
Title: Draw us to Thee
German Title: Zeuch uns nach dir, so kommen wir
Author: Friedrich Funcke
Translator: August Crull
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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