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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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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