Draw Us To Thee   3 comments

Icon of the Ascension

Above:  Icon of the Ascension, by Andrei Rublev

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Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), The Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

Original German Words (1686) by Friedrich Funcke (1642-1699)

English Translation (late 1800s) by August Crull (1845-1923)

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1.  Draw us to Thee,

For then shall we

Walk in Thy steps forever

And hasten on

Where Thou art gone

To be with Thee, dear Savior.

2.  Draw us to Thee,

Lord, lovingly;

Let us depart with gladness

That we may be

Forever free

From sorrow, grief, and sadness.

3.  Draw us to Thee;

Oh, grant that we

May walk the road to heaven!

Direct our way

Lest we should stray

And from Thy paths be driven.

4.  Draw us to Thee

That also we

Thy heavenly bliss inherit

And ever dwell

Where sin and hell

No more can vex our spirit.

5.  Draw us to Thee

Unceasingly,

Into Thy kingdom take us;

Let us fore’er

Thy glory share,

Thy saints and joint heirs make us.

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