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Draw Me Nearer
Words by Fanny Crosby
Music by William H. Doane

Psalm 73:28
"But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put
my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works."

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          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.

            Chorus
            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.

          Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
          By the pow'r of grace divine;
          Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
          And my will be lost in Thine.

            Chorus
            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..

          O 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!

            Chorus
            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.

          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.

            Chorus
            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.


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