(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
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 blessed Lord,
To the Cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.
Consecrate me no to Thy service, Lord
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up ith 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 pray’r 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.