Scripture Verse

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 42:2

Introduction

Words: Ca­ro­line L. Shack­lock, in Songs of Free Grace, by Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois and St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: Cran­ston & Stowe, 1883), num­ber 51.

Music: Su­rat Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Shack­lock (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)

Lyrics

Lift me high­er, bless­èd Sav­ior,
To the source of life,
Where the liv­ing foun­tain flow­eth,
Far from sin and strife.

Refrain

Higher, higher, lift me high­er,
In the light above;
From the depths of sin and sor­row,
To the heights above.

Lift me high­er, that, tri­um­phant,
I may sing and soar;
In the calm of blest as­sur­ance,
Keep me ev­er­more.

Refrain

Onward, onward, I am press­ing
To the mount of God;
Lead me up the shin­ing path­way
That Thy feet have trod.

Refrain