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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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