Thursday, March 23, 2006

An evening prayer

O my Savior, lifted

Words: William Walsham How, 1876
Tune: North Coates

O my Savior, lifted
From the earth, for me,
Draw me, in Thy mercy,
Ever nearer Thee.

Lift my earth-bound longings,
Fix them, Lord, above;
Draw me with the magnet
Of Thy mighty love.

Lord, Thine arms are stretching
Ever far and wide,
To enfold Thy children
To Thy loving side.

And I come, O Jesus:
Dare I turn away?
No, Thy love hath conquered,
And I come today.

Bringing all my burdens,
Sorrow, sin and care,
At Thy feet I lay them,
And I leave them there!

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