1 They gathered with Jesus, the people of old,
The sick and afflicted, the timid, the bold;
The hem of His garment so eager to clutch,
I come, Lord, with them for a closer touch.
A closer touch, a closer touch,
O Lord be it mine, I pray;
The Holy Ghost pow’r I need every hour,
I come for a touch today.
2 He welcomed the lowly with love’s wining charms,
The dear little children He took in His arms;
The Master is forming His kingdom of such;
I’m coming with them for a closer touch. [Refrain]
3 Mine eyes need His healing, to see His blest face,
My feet to be sped on His errands of grace;
O, wonderful blessing, I need it so much!
I’m coming again for a closer touch. [Refrain]
4 O, still will the fountain of love overflow;
His Spirit will lead me as onward I go;
I long for the sound of His sweet “Inasmuch,”
I’m coming today for a closer touch. [Refrain]
Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #17
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|Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #17||A Closer Touch||They gathered with Jesus, the people of old||[They gathered with Jesus, the people of old]||E. E. Hewitt||1905|