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Lord, weak and impotent I stand

Lord, weak and impotent I stand

Author: Martha A. W. Cook
Tune: [Lord, weak and impotent I stand]
Published in 31 hymnals

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Representative Text

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.

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 Cook, née Walker, born July 23, 1806, died Sep. 15, 1874 --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  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



The Cyber Hymnal #1261
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The Cyber Hymnal #1261

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