Draw Me O Lord To Thee

Draw me, O Lord, to Thee!
Nearer to Thee!
Through Word and Sacrament
Thou com’st to me.
Thy grace is ever near,
Thy Spirit ever here,
Drawing to Thee.

Ages on ages rolled,
Ere earth appeared,
Yet Thine unmeasured love
The way prepared;
Long hast Thou yearned for me
That I might nearer be,
Nearer to Thee!

Thou, Christ, hast come to earth,
My sin to bear,
My every wound to heal,
My pain to share.
“God in the flesh” for me
Now brings me nearer Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

Lo! all my debt is paid,
My guilt is gone.
See! He has risen for me,
My throne is won.
Thanks, O my God, to Thee!
None now can nearer be,
Nearer to Thee!

Welcome, then, to Thy home,
Blest One in Three!
As Thou hast promised, come!
Come, Lord, to me!
Work, Thou, O God, through me,
Live Thou, O God, in me,
Even in me!

By the baptismal stream
Which made me Thine,
By the dear flesh and blood
Thy love made mine,
Purge You all sin from me,
That I may nearer be,
Nearer to Thee!

Surely it matters not
What earth may bring;
Death is of no account,
Grace will I sing.
Nothing remains for me
Save to be nearer Thee,
Nearer to Thee!