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 (sorely oppressed);
Life’s journey is dreary, thy spirit is weary;
O come unto Him and rest.
Come close to the Savior, O why dost thou linger?
He knoweth thy heart oppressed (sorely 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 (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 (richly 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 (He’ll 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 (flies to its nest).
Where peace like a river, flows onward forever,
O come unto Him and rest.

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