Drawn by God - Jesus I Come

Today, reflection is from Oswald Chambers. He said that  we have all been created with the ability to reach out beyond our own grasps, but it is the almighty God who draws us, that our relationship to him is a personal one, and not an intellectual one. That we come into the relationship through God's miracle and through our own will to believe...

And from the reflection comes a personal plea:
"Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord;  O Lord, hear my voice.

Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy."

~ Psalm 130:1-2  NIV ~

The hymn that comes to mind which I want to share  is "Jesus I Come", one of the popular sacred songs during Christian revivals in my youthful years. 



Jesus I Come 

Words: William T. Sleeper, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, 1887.

Music: George C. Stebbins
Out of my bondage, sorrow, and night,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into Thy freedom, gladness, and light,
Jesus, I come to Thee;
Out of my sickness, into Thy health,
Out of my want and into Thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into Thyself,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of my shameful failure and loss,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into the glorious gain of Thy cross,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm,
Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm,
Out of distress to jubilant psalm,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into Thy blessèd will to abide,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of myself to dwell in Thy love,
Out of despair into raptures above,
Upward for aye on wings like a dove,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into the joy and light of Thy throne,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of the depths of ruin untold,
Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold,
Ever Thy glorious face to behold,
Jesus, I come to Thee.



Resource:

cyberhymnal.org

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