I…will draw all men to Myself.@John 12:32
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Lucy Larcom (1824-1893)

Lucy Larcom, At the Beautiful Gate 1892.

St. Edmund (Sullivan) Arthur S. Sullivan, in The Hymnary (London: 1872) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900)

Draw Thou my soul, O Christ, closer to Thine;
Breathe into every wish Thy will divine;
Raised my low self above, won by Thy deathless love,
Ever, O Christ, through mine let Thy life shine.

Lead forth my soul, O Christ, one with Thine own,
Joyful to follow Thee through paths unknown;
In Thee my strength renew; give me Thy work to do;
Through me Thy truth be shown, Thy love made known.

Not for myself alone may my prayer be;
Lift Thou Thy world, O Christ, closer to Thee;
Cleanse it from guilt and wrong; teach it salvation’s song
Till earth, as Heaven, fulfills God’s holy will.