As thy days, so shall thy strength be.@Deuteronomy 33:25
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Fan­ny Cros­by, 1890.

Ho­ra­tio R. Palm­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Horatio R. Palmer
(1834–1907)

Come close to the Savior,
Thy loving Redeemer,
O sorrowing heart oppressed;
Life’s journey is dreary,
Tthy spirit is weary;
O come unto Him and rest.
Come close to the Savior,
O why dost thou linger?
He knoweth thy heart oppressed.
His promise believing,
His message receiving,
O come unto Him and rest.

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Peacefully, tranquilly, tenderly rest,
Folding thy wings like a dove,
Peacefully, tranquilly, tenderly rest,
Safe in the arms of His love.

Come close to the Savior,
He calleth thee gently,
Draw near to thy Father’s throne;
His eyes will behold thee,
His mercy enfold thee,
Why carry thy grief alone?
Come close to the Savior,
O trust and remember,
Thro’ trials our souls are blest.
Whatever betide thee,
Thy refuge will hide thee,
O come unto Him and rest.

Refrain

Come close to the Savior,
Earth’s pleasures are fleeting,
But Jesus will care for thee;
Whatever may grieve thee,
He never will leave thee,
Thy strength as thy day shall be.
Come close to the Savior,
O come as a birdling
Flies back to its parent nest.
Where peace like a river,
Flows onward forever,
O come unto Him and rest.

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