No distant Lord have I

No distant Lord have I

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Tune: CHRISMATA
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. No distant Lord have I,
Loving afar to be;
Made flesh for me, He cannot rest
Until He rests in me.

2. Brother in joy and pain,
Bone of my bone was He;
More intimate and closer still—
He dwells Himself in me.

3. I need not journey far
This dearest Friend to see;
Companionship is always mine;
He makes His home with me.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4504

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock

Maltbie D. Babcock (b. Syracuse, NY, 1858; d. Naples, Italy, 1901) graduated from Syracuse University, New York, and Auburn Theological Seminary (now associated with Union Theological Seminary in New York) and became a Presbyterian minister. He served the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. In Baltimore he was especially popular with students from Johns Hopkins University, but he ministered to people from all walks of life. Babcock wrote hymn texts and devotional, poems, some of which were published in The School Hymnal (1899). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: No distant Lord have I
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Refrain First Line: I'll cling closer to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

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