Nothing between, Lord, nothing between

Nothing between, Lord, nothing between;
Let me Thy glory see,
Draw my soul close to Thee,
Then speak in love to me—Nothing between.
Nothing between, Lord, nothing between;
Let not earth's din and noise
Stifle Thy still small voice;
In it let me rejoice—Nothing between.
Nothing between, Lord, nothing between;
Nothing of earthly care,
Nothing of tear or prayer,
No robe that self may wear—Nothing between.
Nothing between, Lord, nothing between;
Unbelief disappear,
Vanish each doubt and fear,
Fading when Thou art near—Nothing between.
Nothing between, Lord, nothing between;
Shine with unclouded ray,
Chasing each mist away,
O'er my whole heart bear sway—Nothing between.
Nothing between, Lord, nothing between;
Thus may I walk with Thee,
Thee only may I see,
Thine only let me be—Nothing between.
Nothing between, Lord, nothing between;
Till Thine eternal light,
Rising on earth's dark night,
Bursts on my open sight—Nothing between.

Santa Cruz, California, United States

O Lord Jesus! nothing between, Lord, nothing between; Thus may I walk with Thee, Thee only may I see, Thine only let me be, nothing between, nothing between.

Pamela Seager

Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom

After many years the lyrics came to mind.

Glenn Haman

Centreville, Virginia, United States

The Lord gave me this hymn early this morning as I was opening my heart to Him in prayer. The Lord desires even more than we to reveal His Son in us (Gal. 1:15-16) and fill us with Himself (Eph. 3:19). So why would we consider, even for a moment, the value of anything other than Christ, Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col. 1:27). But this is a necessary exercise of heart to allow the Lord to shine on and rid ourselves of every bit of garbage that comes between us and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Otu Friday Okoh

Lagos, Nigeria

This hymn brings me under a subject of reflection to looking forward and searching myself of some cripples things that may creeps themselves into my life and hinder me from the love of God and not seeing my Lord at the final day... Nothing Between is a sober reflecting song.

Alademomi Alfred

Plymouth, United Kingdom

Lord, my dear desire and prayer is that keep me pure daily, remove everything that could stand between You and me, things that could look very gainful here on earth but has no eternal value.

Each time I listen to this song, it has always be my desire to be pure like Thee O Lord. Keep me Holy and pure until Your face I behold in heaven.

Keven Bowditch

London, United Kingdom

Dear Lord Jesus, please shine on me. May there be nothing keeping me from You and from Your rich supply. Amen.

Joanna Smathers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Lord make this my reality.

Tony Pfeiffer

Anaheim, CA, United States

I woke up this morning singing this hymn. Many mornings I am led to this hymn. Nothing between is my heart fully turned to the Lord. The pure in heart seen God.

I realize this morning, that I only think there is nothing between. Self, the world, my personal cares and concerns, my unbelief, doubt and fear all hinder me from fully seeing my Lord Jesus Christ.

We all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror, the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18

Azubuike Samuel Onwumere

Silver Spring, Montgomery County/ Maryland, United States

Any time I singor meditate on the wordings of this song, I am propelled to reach out for the matchless grace of God through our savior Jesus Christ for more His refreshness, renewal and spiritual enoblementment that will draw me more closer to Him and more heavenly minded. Lord, I am always pleading that nothing between till we meet face to face yonder up there in the mansions on high.

E. S.

Lord, grant me this song to be the prayer of my heart! "Thine only let me be - Nothing between." I want to love You with a first love. Help me to pursue it.

As men in the priesthood, we must go to the Lord continually with all our needs and the needs of others. According to Hebrews 5, even the high priest himself has needs, and because he is encompassed with the same infirmities, he can sympathize with others. Since we are all human, we can sympathize with all the human needs and infirmities. As those who are in the priesthood, we must go to the Lord continually with all these needs.

However, to contact the Lord in His presence requires our separation. Anything common will hinder our fellowship with the Lord. It will be like a veil covering us, separating us from the presence of the Lord. Before we can stay in the Lord's presence with all man's needs, we must be separated. If there is anything common covering us and separating us from the presence of the Lord, we are veiled. I like the hymn, "Nothing Between, Lord, Nothing Between." If we are going to contact the Lord, there must be nothing between. Anything between us and the Lord is the veil that must be rent. We must be separated from that particular thing. We think the Lord is so big, but sometimes He is very small. Sometimes the Lord will struggle with a person just about a pair of shoes. We may like them, but the Lord does not.

As we read Psalm 119, we see that the psalmist was right with the Lord. There was nothing between him and the Lord. I appreciate the line in the hymn, 'Nothing between, Lord, nothing between.' However, it is one thing to sing this hymn, but it is another thing to practice having nothing between us and the Lord. How much we shall receive from the living Word if there is nothing between the Lord and us!

Once we see the fact that we are branches in the vine, we need to maintain the fellowship between us and the vine. Any insulation will separate us from the rich supply of the vine tree. A little disobedience, a sin, or even a sinful thought can be the insulation that separates us from the riches of the vine. If we do not condemn such things but hold on to them, they will insulate us from the rich supply of the vine tree. First, we must see that we are branches. Then, we need to maintain the fellowship between us and the Lord. Nothing should be between Him and us. There is a hymn in our hymnal that opens with the words, "Nothing between, Lord, nothing between." From experience we know that even a small thing can insulate us from the rich supply of the vine tree. We need to pray to the Lord, "Lord, let there be nothing between You and me separating me from Your rich supply."

A brother may be created by God with a smart mind and with eloquent speaking ability. He is smart and eloquent in speaking" because God created him that way. He has such a base to enable him to prophesy. As this brother loves the Lord and fellowships with Him, the Lord will come in to become his spiritual talent, and this will become a gift to enable him to prophesy. He still needs to advance by learning in the Word so that he can quote the Word. He needs to get himself soaked in the Word, to become fully familiar with all the biblical phrases and clauses. He also needs to endeavor to live in the presence of the Lord and to keep himself in a condition of not having any obstacle between him and his Lord. We should sing the hymn "Nothing Between, Lord, Nothing Between" (Hymns, #373). We should have a direct contact with the Lord, and His presence should be so clear to us. Between Him and us there should be nothing as a veil or as a kind of darkness. We need to be so much in the light. We need to be persons who know the Word and who have the experience of life. If we are such persons, we can prophesy in any kind of meeting. If we all live such a prophesying life, all of us will be able to speak something for the Lord when we come together.