Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.@James 4:8
John H. Tenney (1840–1918)

Faith Williams, in Tears and Triumphs, edited by Leander L. Pickett, Martin W. Knapp & John R. Bryant (Columbia, South Carolina: L. L. Pickett, 1894), number 9.

Grayton Beach John H. Tenney (🔊 pdf nwc).

Each day in sweet communion,
With Jesus now I rise,
And find His service ever
A glad and sweet surprise;
Though what each day is bringing
My soul may never guess,
Yet to His cross I’m clinging,
And on my way I press.

And day by day I’m learning
That though my earthly way
Is oft through shadows winding,
’Twill lead to perfect day;
Each day I know I’m resting
Within His sheltering arms;
My heart, this thought enfolding,
Is safe from earth’s alarms.

So trusting in His mercy
And love so measureless,
Each day my soul is fuller
Of peace and joyfulness;
Each day, while life is given,
Still stronger would I be,
Till from on high my Savior
Shall say, Come home with Me.