Scripture Verse

Who is he who will devote himself to be close to Me? Jeremiah 30:21

Introduction

Words: Gus­taf Er­ik­son, 1923. Ap­peared in The Hym­nal and Or­der of Ser­vice (Rock Is­land, Il­li­nois: Au­gu­st­ana Book Con­cern, 1926), number 578.

Music: St. Ca­the­rine (Wal­ton), ar­ranged by James G. Wal­ton in Crown of Je­sus Mu­sic, by Hen­ri F. He­my (Lon­don: 1864) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

This solemn hour O let us be,
Dear heav’nly Father, close to Thee.
It passes now, the dying year,
Eternity is drawing near.
Bless us this night, O Lord, we pray:
Help us to follow Thee alway.

We pray tonight: O Savior dear,
If we should live another year,
Give grace and faith that it may be
A year of service unto Thee.
Bless us this night, O Lord, we pray:
Help us to follow Thee alway.