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

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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.
2
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.
3
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!
4
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.
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Charles Gordor

Accra, Ghana

I sincerely thank you for helping to get this song. THANKS


Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

As others have pointed out, the original 4th stanza says:

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.

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Both the original and the hymnal. net versions are true.

I prefer the original because it reminds us that we will die in this life, and we do not need to fear it, and it leads us to be humble. This was the heart of Fanny Crosby.


Abimbola Umaru

Lagos, Nigeria

Lovely song


Charles

Abuja, Kuje, Nigeria

Quite lovely to find this hymn here. Bless those who made this available here.


Olives

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

This hymn has proven to me that God hears every cry. In my time of grieve over what I would have given my late mum which I could not before her demise, the Lord gave me this song emphasis on stanza 4... there are depths of love, ... there are heights of Joy that I can not attend ere I meet with him face to face or I rest in peace with him. Message; no Love, no joy can equate the one she now has in Him. It is very consolingly. Thank You Jesus.


Comfort

Benin City, Edo, Nigeria

i love the lyrics of this song so much it makes me calm when my heart is so heavy and full off taught that I have no answers to.

I love the verse 4 that says

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.


Awe Olanrewaju

Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

On the holy communion service. The spiritual atmosphere changed and my soul was blessed.


Bhel

Love it


Nadine

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Singing this on Baptist Youth Convention


Mulenga Mulenga

Daejeon, South Korea

It's about 4:30 AM local time when sleep suddenly goes and the song playing in my mind is this one! Intuitively I search on for it on the net. The song ministers to me like somebody is personally speaking to me—I know God the Holy Spirit did!" Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope and my will be lost in thine.." encouraging to hope in God & always submit my will to His Amen!.