Draw Me Nearer
WORDS: Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915), 1875
Tune: I AM THINE by William H. Doane (1832-1915), 1875.
Key signature: A flat major (4 flats)
Meter: 10.7.10.7 with Refrain
1. I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice And it told Thy love to me; But I long to rise in the arms of faith, And be closer drawn to Thee.
Refrain: Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord, To the cross where Thou hast died; Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord, To Thy precious, bleeding side.
2. Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord By the power of grace divine; Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope, And my will be lost in Thine.
3. Oh, the pure delight of a single hour That before Thy throne I spend, When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God, I commune as friend with friend!
4. There are depths of love that I cannot know Till I cross the narrow sea; There are heights of joy that I may not reach Till I rest in peace with Thee.