Jesus, Draw Me Nearer

We sang this song (written by Keith Getty) at church tonight. I thought the lyrics were appropriate to suffering. None of us want to suffer, and some of us have been called to suffer more than others, but God’s ultimate goal in suffering is that we be conformed into the image of Christ, spending eternity united with Him. Not something easy to hear, but when we open to Him, His love helps us through somehow.

Jesus, draw me ever nearer
As I labour through the storm.
You have called me to this passage,
and I’ll follow, though I’m worn.

May this journey bring a blessing,
May I rise on wings of faith;
And at the end of my heart’s testing,
With Your likeness let me wake.

Jesus guide me through the tempest;
Keep my spirit staid and sure.
When the midnight meets the morning,
Let me love You even more.

May this journey bring a blessing,
May I rise on wings of faith;
And at the end of my heart’s testing,
With Your likeness let me wake.

Let the treasures of the trial
Form within me as I go –
And at the end of this long passage,
Let me leave them at Your throne.

May this journey bring a blessing,
May I rise on wings of faith;
And at the end of my heart’s testing,
With Your likeness let me wake.

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