'Tis because Thou drawest me

  'Tis because Thou drawest me
I can closely follow Thee;
Thy forbearance can appraise,
Thee experience all my days.
Henna flow'r, Thy loveliness
Beautifies earth's wilderness;
Like the fragrant myrrh to me,
In my heart I've hidden Thee.
Hear, O Lord, my whispered plea:
Henceforth I've no Lord but Thee;
All Thy wealth is joy to me,
By Thy life matured I'd be.

Salem, OR

Plain words fail whereas hymns, like this short, lovely, rich hymn, move our heart unto our understanding of the deeper experiences of God in us.