Scripture Verse

I…will draw all men to Myself. John 12:32

Introduction

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Lucy Larcom
(1824–1893)

Words: Lucy Lar­com, At the Beau­ti­ful Gate 1892.

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

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Arthur S. Sullivan
(1842–1900)

Lyrics

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.