God I Need You


If Thou hast drawn a thousand times
Oh draw me, Lord, again;
Around me cast Thy Spirit’s bands
And all my powers constrain

Draw me from all created good
From self, the world, and sin
To the dear fountain of Thy blood,
And make me pure within.

Oh lead me to Thy mercy-seat;
Attract me nearer still;
Draw me, like Mary, to Thy feet,
to sit and learn Thy will.

Oh draw me all the desert through
with cords of heavenly love,
and when prepared for going hence,
Draw me to dwell above.

– Beddome and Rippon (1800)
check out Indelible Grace’s version of this excellent hymn HERE.

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