Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. James 4:8

Scripture Verse

Introduction

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John H. Tenney
(1840–1918)

Words: 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.

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

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Lyrics

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.