Lord, weak and impotent I stand

Lord, weak and impotent I stand

Author: Martha A. W. Cook
Tune: [Lord, weak and impotent I stand]
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1. Lord, weak and impotent I stand,
As fettered by an unseen hand;
Break Thou the strong and subtle band,
And draw me close to Thee.

Refrain
Draw me close to Thee, Savior,
Draw me close to Thee;
Beneath Thy wing do Thou me hide,
And draw me close to Thee.

2. In vain I struggle to be free;
I would, but can not, fly to Thee;
Ope Thou the prison door for me,
And draw me close to Thee. [Refrain]

3. Oh, bring me nearer, nearer still,
That Thine own peace my soul may fill,
And I may rest in Thy sweet will;
Lord, draw me close to Thee. [Refrain]

4. Here, Lord, I would forever bide,
And never wander from Thy side;
Beneath Thy wing do Thou me hide,
And draw me close to Thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1261

Author: Martha A. W. Cook

Martha Elizabeth Duncan Walker Cook USA 1806-1874. Born in Northcumberland County, PA, she married Rev. Parsons Cook, editor of a Boston paper called “The Puritan Recorder”. She contributed to, and for a time, was editor of the “Continental Monthly”. She translated “The life of Chopin”, by Franz Liszt, from the French in 1863. She also translated “Undivine comedy” by Zygmund Krasinski in 1875. She died in Hoboken, NJ. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, weak and impotent I stand
Author: Martha A. W. Cook
Refrain First Line: Draw me close to thee
Copyright: Public Domain

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