The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/I Am Thine, O Lord
|I Am Thine, O Lord||195|
|(DRAW ME NEARER. 10, 7, 10, 7. With Refrain)|
|Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915||W. Howard Doane, 1875|
I am thine, 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.
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.
(Last verse: Amen.)
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.
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.
There are depths of love that I can not know Till I cross the narrow sea,
There are heights of joy that I may not reach Till I rest in peace with thee.
Copyright, 1903, by W. Howard Donne. Renewal