Draw Thou My Soul, O Christ

Text:  Lucy Larcom  1892
Music:  Arthur S. Sullivan  1872
Tune:  St. Edmund
OHT Incipit:  

Draw Thou my soul, O Christ,
Closer to Thine;
Breathe into every wish
Thy will divine:
Raised my low self above,
Won by Thy deathless love,
Ever, O Christ, through mine
Let Thy life shine.

Lead forth my soul, O Christ,
One with Thine own,
Joyful to follow Thee
Through paths unknown:
In Thee my strength renew;
Give me Thy work to do;
Through me Thy truth be shown,
Thy love made known.

Not for myself alone
May my prayer be;
Lift Thou Thy world, O Christ,
Closer to Thee:
Cleanse from its guilt and wrong,
Teach it salvation's song,
Till earth, as heaven, fulfil
God's holy will.

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