Jesus, Draw Thou Near To Me

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1 Jesus, draw Thou near to me,
Let me ever be with Thee;
Dwell, O Lord, within my soul,
Make it glad and make it whole.

2 Always Thee I have ion mind,
All my joy in Thee I find,
And my longings never cease,
Till in Thee I find my peace.

3 Earth no pleasure can afford
That can fill my heart, O Lord;
But if Thou to me art near,
Heaven is my portion here.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #31

Translator (English): S. D. Rodholm

Rodholm served as president of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1922-26), president of Grand View College, and professor and dean of the AELC Seminary. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Translator (Danish): D. P. Svendsen

(no biographical information available about D. P. Svendsen.) Go to person page >

Author: Angelus Silesius

Pen name of Johann Scheffler… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, draw thou near to me
Title: Jesus, Draw Thou Near To Me
Danish Title: Jesus, kom dog naer til mig
Translator (English): S. D. Rodholm
Translator (Danish): D. P. Svendsen
Author: Angelus Silesius
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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