Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. James 4:8
Words: Adam Drese (1620–1701) (Jesu, Rufe Mich). Translated from German to English by Simeon C. Chitty, 1890. Appeared in Offices of Worship and Hymns (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Moravian Publication Office, 1891), number 511.
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Jesus, call Thou me, from the world to Thee;
Speed me ever, stay me never;
Jesus, call Thou me.
Not Jerusalem—lowly Bethlehem
’Twas that gave us Christ to save us;
Favored Bethlehem! honored is that name;
Thence came Jesus to release us;
Wondrous Child divine! warm this heart of mine;
Keep it burning, for Thee yearning,
Wondrous Child divine!
Do not me reject; let Thy light reflect
From me ever, blessèd Savior;
Do not me reject.
O that look of love! may I here, above,
Give Thee blessing never ceasing,
For that look of love.