Gracie’s hymns for this Sunday are: Nearer, Still Nearer; May the Mind of Christ, My Savior; Spirit of God, Descend
LYRICS (via hymnary.org)
NEARER, STILL NEARER, by Mrs. C. H. Morris
1 Nearer, still nearer, close to thy heart,
Draw me, my Savior, so precious thou art.
Fold me, O fold me close to thy breast;
Shelter me safe in that haven of rest,
Shelter me safe in that haven of rest.
2 Nearer, still nearer, nothing I bring,
Naught as an off’ring to Jesus, my King–
Only my sinful, now contrite heart;
Grant me the cleansing thy blood doth impart,
Grant me the cleansing thy blood doth impart.
3 Nearer, still nearer, Lord, to be thine,
Sin with its follies I gladly resign,
All of its pleasures, pomp, and its pride;
Give me but Jesus, my Lord crucified,
Give me but Jesus, my Lord crucified.
4 Nearer, still nearer, while life shall last,
Till safe in glory my anchor is cast;
Through endless ages, ever to be
Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to thee,
Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to thee.
MAY THE MIND OF CHRIST, MY SAVIOR, by Kate B. Wilkonson
1 May the mind of Christ, my Savior,
Live in me from day to day,
By his love and pow’r controlling
All I do and say.
2 May the word of God dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph
Only through his pow’r.
3 May the peace of God, my Father,
Rule my life in ev’rything,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing.
4 May the love of Jesus fill me
As the waters fill the sea.
Him exalting, self abasing:
This is victory.
5 May we run the race before us,
Strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus
As we onward go.
SPIRIT OF GOD, DESCEND, by George Croly
1 Spirit of God, who dwells within my heart,
wean it from sin, through all its pulses move.
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as you are,
and make me love you as I ought to love.
2 I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
no sudden rending of the veil of clay,
no angel visitant, no opening skies;
but take the dimness of my soul away.
3 Did you not bid us love you, God and King,
love you with all our heart and strength and mind?
I see the cross there teach my heart to cling.
O let me seek you and O let me find!