In closer bonds to Thee

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1 The day is gone, its light is past,
The shades of eve are falling fast,
And now, within this hallow'd place,
We meet, O Lord, to seek Thy face;
Shut out the world with all its care,
And while Thy name we breathe in pray'r,
May ev‘ry soul united be
In closer bonds of love to Thee.

2 A deeper work of grace we need,
And for that work Thy promise plead,
Thy word has said, and we believe
The things we ask, we shall receive.
On us the dew of blessing pour,
Reveal Thyself as oft before;
May ev‘ry soul united be
In closer bonds of love to Thee.

3 With living faith each heart inspire,
And kindle there devotion's fire,
That we may catch the songs that rise
From angel harps beyond the skies;
O King of kings! in pow’r descend,
And while before Thy throne we bend,
May ev‘ry soul united be
In closer bonds of love to Thee.


Source: Devotional Songs #161

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, w… Go to person page >

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First Line: The day is gone, its light is past
Title: In closer bonds to Thee
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: May every soul united be

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