Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hymn of the Week: I Am Thine, O Lord

Fanny Crosby reminds us in this hymn of our relationship: I am Thine, O Lord.... We do not belong to ourselves. We belong to Him.

That's why the chorus, saying "Draw me nearer," should be the song of our heart. Our penchant is not to be drawn toward God; our flesh pulls us away.

I Am Thine, O Lord

I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.


Draw me nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died.
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessèd Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the power of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.


O the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!


There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.


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