Draw thou my soul, O Christ
Draw thou my soul, O Christ. Lucy Larcom* (1824-1893).
Published in Larcom’s last book, At the Beautiful Gate, and Other Songs of Faith (Boston and New York, 1892), where it was entitled ‘Nearer to Christ’. It had four stanzas:
Draw Thou my soul, O Christ, Closer to Thine!Breathe into every wish Thy will divine!Raised my low self above,Won by Thy deathless love,Ever, O Christ, through mine Let Thy life shine!
Lead forth my soul, O Christ, One with Thine own;Joyful to follow Thee Through paths unknown!In Thee my strength renew;Give me Thy work to do!Through me Thy truth be shown, Thy love made known!
Not for myself alone May my prayer be: —Lift Thou Thy world, O Christ, Closer to...
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