Let us draw near! The blood is spilt

Let us draw near! The blood is spilt.  Margaret Clarkson* (1915-2008). Written in 1936, when Clarkson was in her first year of teaching at Barwick, in the Rainy River District of northern Ontario. Many years later it was revised and published in Clear Shining After Rain (1962). Each stanza begins and ends with ‘Let us draw near’, celebrating the forgiving love of Jesus Christ as Saviour. It is based on Hebrews 10: 22: ‘Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith…’. It has been included in the USA in The Worshiping Church (Hope Publishing Co., 1990), edited by Donald P. Hustad*, and in Britain in Praise! (2000). It is sung to a tune by Kurt Kaiser*,...

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