I am Thine, O Lord

The famous hymn composer Fannie Crosby wrote “I Am Thine, O Lord (Draw Me Nearer).” Ms. Crosby got the idea for “I Am Thine, O Lord (Draw Me Nearer) because she had passed one afternoon at the home of Mr. W. H. Doane, in Cincinnati where the two had been talking about how near God was to us when the evening shadows closed in. By the end of the night, she had written the words to this song.

This beautiful hymn assures us of our salvation and belonging to our Heavenly Father. May we be able to always echo the words “I am Thine, O Lord” in our hearts! Amen.

Lyrics: Fanny J. Crosby
Music: William H. Doane

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 now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lose 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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