Who is he who will devote himself to be close to Me?@Jeremiah 30:21
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Elisha A. Hoffman (1839-1929)

Elisha A. Hoffman, in Song Land Messenger No. 2, by A. J. Showalter et al. (Dallas, Texas: The Showalter-Lincoln Company, 1898), number 1.

Anthony J. Showalter (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Anthony J. Showalter (1858-1924)

Draw me closer, Lord, to Thee,
Fold me in Thy love’s embrace,
And unto my soul reveal
All the riches of Thy grace.

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Draw me closer, closer, closer,
Closer, Lord, to Thee;
Ever purer, purer, purer
Then my soul shall be.

Draw me closer, Lord, to Thee;
In Thy arms Thy child enfold,
And this earthly heart of mine
Into Thine own image mold.

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Draw me closer, Lord, to Thee,
In communion rich and sweet,
Till my soul shall be refined,
And in Thee be made complete.

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Draw me closer, Lord, to Thee,
For my longing soul aspires
To discover in Thyself
All it yearns for and desires.

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