Scripture Verse

Who is he who will devote himself to be close to Me? Jeremiah 30:21


Words: J. P. Ash­ley, 1893.

Music: J. P. Vance (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ash­ley or Vance’s full name, or where to get their pho­tos,


Jesus, draw us closer to Thee,
Fill our hearts with joy and peace,
Crown our worship with Thy presence,
Bid us from all sorrow cease;
Grant us from our sins deliverance,
From all unbelief set free;
Come, O come, Thou blest Re­deem­er,
That Thy glo­ry we may see.


Closer to Thee, yes, closer to Thee,
May we ever still be clinging,
Closer to Thee.

We would see Thee, blessèd Je­sus,
See Thee in Thy crimson dress;
We would catch Thy smile, so gracious,
We would all our sins confess;
We would hear Thy words so tender,
Falling like the gracious dew;
We our hearts and minds surrender,
Take them, Lord, and make them new.


Thou alone from sin canst save us,
Thou alone canst cleanse the soul;
Speak the word, O mighty Je­sus,
And we’re every whit made whole;
Now I see Thee, precious Je­sus,
See Thee as my sovereign king;
Joy, O joy, I’ve found sal­va­tion,
Heav’n and earth His praises sing.