Scripture Verse

I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me. John 12:32


William W. How
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Will­iam W. How, in Hymns for Miss­ion Ser­vic­es, 1876.

Music: North Coates Ti­mo­thy R. Mat­thews, Con­gre­ga­tion­al Me­lo­dies 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Timothy R. Matthews


O my Sav­ior, lifted
From the earth for me,
Draw me, in Thy mercy,
Nearer unto Thee.

Lift my earthbound longings,
Fix them, Lord, above;
Draw me with the magnet
Of Thy mighty love.

Lord, Thine arms are stretching
Ever far and wide,
To enfold Thy children
To Thy loving side.

And I come, O Je­sus;
Dare I turn away?
No! Thy love hath conquered,
And I come today.

Bringing all my burdens,
Sorrow, sin, and care,
At Thy feet I lay them
And I leave them there.