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O my Savior, lifted From the earth for me

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1 O my Saviour, lifted
from the earth for me,
draw me, in thy mercy,
nearer unto thee.

2 Lift my earth-bound longings,
fix them, Lord, above;
draw me with the magnet
of thy mighty love.

3 Lord, thine arms are stretching
ever far and wide,
to enfold thy children
to thy loving side.

4 And I come, O Jesus —
dare I turn away?
No! Thy love hath conquered,
and I come today;

5 bringing all my burdens,
sorrow, sin, and care,
at thy feet I lay them,
and I leave them there.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #354

Author: William Walsham How

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >



The Cyber Hymnal #5187
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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #572

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #237

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #519a

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #519b

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Complete Mission Praise #516

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CPWI Hymnal #354

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #248

Hymns Old and New #386


The Cyber Hymnal #5187


Together in Song #600a


Together in Song #600b

Include 18 pre-1979 instances
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