Draw Near

Draw Near

I’m sure you’ve heard the Christmas story,
They tell it every year,
How Jesus Christ came down to earth,
To banish all men’s fear.

As shepherds watched their flocks by night,
Angels announced Christ’s birth,
“Glory to God on High,” they sang,
“To all men, peace on earth.”

The shepherds knelt before the baby,
Their bright eyes wide with awe,
Then ran excited through the streets,
Sharing news with all they saw.

I’m sure you’ve heard the Christmas story,
They tell it every year,
But often it gets swallowed up,
In gifts and festive cheer.

So take a minute; stop and ponder,
On God’s great gift of love,
He sent his only Son to earth;
From heaven, up above.

Yes, Jesus gave his life for you,
He paid for all your sin,
If you will give your heart to him,
A new life can begin.

I’m sure you’ve heard the Christmas story,
They tell it every year,
But listen now for Jesus’ voice:
“My precious child, draw near.”

(L14)

We wish you all a very happy Christmas and pray that you will know God’s presence and blessing today and always.

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One thought on “Draw Near

  1. ND

    Thank you for this beautiful song.
    Thank you, too, for accepting the minor changes suggested to fit the regular 8.6.8.6. metre.
    Thank you thirdly, for allowing us to use it.

    We included it in worship this morning at Springwood Uniting Church of the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia. The tune we used was St Bernard, a bright tune found in many hymn books. It fitted well 8in our post Christmas service, the first of the new year. It fitted the theme well and the congregation sang with great appreciation. In fact, there was spontaneous applause at the conclusion.

    Thank you, L14.

    Reply

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