I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice

I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
  And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith,
  And be closer drawn to Thee.
  Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
  To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed Lord,
    To Thy precious, bleeding side.
Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
  By the pow'r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
  And my will be lost in Thine.
O the pure delight of a single hour
  That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God,
  I commune as friend with friend!
There are depths of love that I yet may know
  Ere Thee face to face I see;
There are heights of joy that I yet may reach
  Ere I rest in peace with Thee.

Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

I bless God for this wonderful and inspirational hymn. It's my favourite and always spur my heart to think of God's proximity and my innermost longing of Him.


Kohima, India

I'm so blessed through this song. Thank You Lord for Your love and mercy. Let Your cross be my strength and my comfort always.


United Kingdom


Hope you are well; The 4th verse to be edited to; There are depths of love that I cannot know till I cross the narrow sea; There are heights of joy that I may not reach till I rest in peace with thee. This version is well known. Lovely hymn :-) Many Thanks


Ota, Ogun, Nigeria

This is my desire... draw me nearer Lord!

Jamiel Clarke

Saint Albans, New York, United States

Absolutely love this hymn. Draw me nearer to thy precious bleeding side. I picture my Lord and savior on the cross every time I sing that line. For once His blood touches you, you'll never be the same again. Thank You Jesus.

Nony Mbanefo

Umuahia, Abua, Nigeria

I really thank God for His mercy and faithfulness that endure forever despite my unfaithfulness. It's really amazing when His love towards me and family is being remembered. More grace Lord. I love you forever.


Ikea, Nigeria

I had a pull towards this song in my spirit as I was medidating this morning. And it once again gave me the assurance of His presence, His love, His faithfulness and His transforming power. And ultimately being our hope of glory. PRAISE GOD! HALLELUJAH!


Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

How amazing to read your stories and to discover how other people also get reminded of songs from the past as they come to God in prayer. We take just a small step towards Him and He rushes out to meet us. Thank You Lord Jesus for Your love, sacrifice and ongoing work in our lives! Amen.

Beverly Simpson

Westminster, South Carolina, United States

This song came to mind this early morning as I read my Bible and prayed. What a blessing to know that God calls to mind the songs of our hearts to praise Him and lead us in worship during our quiet times with Him! I love the song.. especially the third verse... the best part of my day is the quiet hour I spend with Him... my Friend... each day. Blessings.


Lagos, Nigeria

Lord, that You may lead me to that depth of love that only You have reached.

My Saviour, my Deliverer, The Lover of my soul.

I need Thee every hour.