Closer to Thee

Jesus, draw us closer to Thee

Author: J. P. Ashley
Tune: [Jesus, draw us closer to thee]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Jesus, draw us closer to Thee,
Fill our hearts with joy and peace,
Crown our worship with Thy presence,
Bid us from all sorrow cease;
Grant us from our sins deliverance,
From all unbelief set free;
Come, O come, Thou blest Redeemer,
That Thy glory we may see.

Closer to Thee, yes, closer to Thee,
May we ever still be clinging,
Closer to Thee.

2 We would see Thee, blessèd Jesus,
See Thee in Thy crimson dress;
We would catch Thy smile, so gracious,
We would all our sins confess;
We would hear Thy words so tender,
Falling like the gracious dew;
We our hearts and minds surrender,
Take them, Lord, and make them new. [Refrain]

3 Thou alone from sin canst save us,
Thou alone canst cleanse the soul;
Speak the word, O mighty Jesus,
And we’re every whit made whole;
Now I see Thee, precious Jesus,
See Thee as my sovereign king;
Joy, O joy, I’ve found salvation,
Heav’n and earth His praises sing. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10882

Author: J. P. Ashley

Late 19th Century  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, draw us closer to Thee
Title: Closer to Thee
Author: J. P. Ashley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Closer to Thee
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10882
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The Cyber Hymnal #10882

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