Come Closer, Child, to Me

The sky above was cloudless

Author: Mrs. S. R. Delmarter
Tune: [The sky above was cloudless]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The sky above was cloudless,
The sun shone clear and bright,
The world seemed full of gladness,
And birds sang with delight;
But soon the sky grew gloomy,
Dark shadows I could see,
Ere long I heard a whisper,
Come closer, child, to Me.

Come, oh, come, thou troubled one,
For refuge come to Me!
Come, oh come, the Savior pleads,
Come closer, child to Me!

2 I knew it was the Savior,
And quick ran to His side,
And there in sweet submission
Securely did abide;
But still the sky grew darker,
Till light I scarce could see;
Again I heard the whisper,
Come closer, child, to Me. [Refrain]

3 I then gave all to Jesus,
And leaned upon His breast;
He filled my soul with sweet peace,
And gave me perfect rest;
And now, tho’ storms are raging,
My heart from fear is free,
For I belong to Jesus,
And He belongs to me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12264

Author: Mrs. S. R. Delmarter

Born: May 5, 1842, Starkey, New York. Died: January 19, 1911, Machias, New York. Buried: Machias, New York. Susan married James Gilbert Delamarter in 1861 in Dundee, New York. James Del­mar­ter is their son. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The sky above was cloudless
Title: Come Closer, Child, to Me
Author: Mrs. S. R. Delmarter
Refrain First Line: Come, O come, thou troubled one
Copyright: Public Domain


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