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To Jesus draw nigh

Would you be free from the bondage

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Would you be free from the bondage of sin?]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Would you be free from the bondage of sin?
Quickly to Jesus draw nigh;
Pardon and peace He will give you within,
If you to Jesus draw nigh.

If you to Jesus draw nigh,
And on His grace you rely;
Hear the sweet promise so tender and true,
“He will draw nigh unto you.”

2 Weary and faint are you seeking for rest?
Quickly to Jesus draw nigh;
Rest sweet and true will you find on His breast,
If you to Jesus draw nigh. [Refrain]

3 If the dark waves of temptation o’ertake,
Quickly to Jesus draw nigh;
For your deliv’rance a way He will make,
If you to Jesus draw nigh. [Refrain]

4 When in life’s conflict the foe shall assail,
Quickly to Jesus draw nigh;
He will defend you,—His arm cannot fail,—
If you to Jesus draw nigh. [Refrain]

5 Troubled and tried, do you need a true friend,
Quickly to Jesus draw nigh;
Faithful and true He will be to the end,
If you to Jesus draw nigh. [Refrain]

Source: The Chorus of Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Meetings, Revivals, Prayer Meetings, and All the Social Services of the Church #24

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Would you be free from the bondage
Title: To Jesus draw nigh
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: If you to Jesus draw nigh
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Chorus of Praise #24

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