The Watches Of The Night/ Jesus Draw Me Nearer

 

 

I look towards the wintering trees
To hush my fretful soul
As they rise to face the icy sky
And hold fast beneath the snow
Their rings grow wide, their roots go deep
That they might hold their height
And stand like valiant soldiers
Through the watches of the night

No human shoulder ever bears
The weight of all the world
But hearts can sink beneath the ache
Of trouble’s sudden surge
Yet far beyond full knowing
There’s a strong unsleeping light
That reaches round to hold me
Through the watches of the night

I have cried upon the steps that seem
Too steep for me to climb
And I’ve prayed against a burden
I did not want to be mine
But here I am and this is where
You’re calling me to fight
And You I will remember
Through the watches of the night

And You I will remember
Through the watches of the night.

 

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

May this journey bring the 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 stayed and sure
When the midnight meets the morning
Let me love you even more

May this journey bring the  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 triumph
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  the 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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