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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

Dearest Jesus, Draw Thou Near Me

Source:
Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of F

Full Score (PDF)

four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)

Key of F

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of F
Text: Thomas Hansen Kingo,trans. C.K. Solberg
Music: Johann Schop
Tune: Werde Munter
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #69
Category: General;    Theme: Word

1 Dearest Jesus, draw thou near me, Let thy Spirit dwell with mine;
Open now my ear to hear thee, Take my heart and seal it thine;
Keep me, lead me on my way, Thee to follow and obey,
E'er to do thy will and fear thee, And rejoice to know and hear thee.

2 Underneath thy wings abiding, In thy church, O Savior dear,
Let me dwell, in thee confiding, Hold me in thy faith and fear;
Take away from me each thought  That with wickedness is fraught,
Tempting me to disobey thee, Root it out, O Lord, I pray thee.

3 Thou, earth's greatest joy and gladness, And salvation, full and free,
Let thy presence cheer my sadness, And prepare my soul for thee!
In the hour when I depart, Touch my spirit, lips and heart,
With thy word assure, uphold me Till the heav'nly gates enfold me.