"Draw Us to Thee"
by Friedrich Funcke
Translated by August Crull, 1845-1923
Text From:
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)



1. Draw us to Thee,
For then shall we
Walk in Thy steps forever
And hasten on
Where Thou art gone
To be with Thee, dear Savior.

2. Draw us to Thee,
Lord, lovingly;
Let us depart with gladness
That we may be
Forever free
From sorrow, grief, and sadness.

3. Draw us to Thee;
Oh, grant that we
May walk the road to heaven!
Direct our way
Lest we should stray
And from Thy paths be driven.

4. Draw us to Thee
That also we
Thy heavenly bliss inherit
And ever dwell
Where sin and hell
No more can vex our spirit.

5. Draw us to Thee
Unceasingly,
Into Thy kingdom take us;
Let us fore'er
Thy glory share,
Thy saints and joint heirs make us.



Notes:
Hymn #215 from The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Solomon's Song 1: 4
Author: Friedrich Funcke. 1686
Translated by: August Crull, 1923
Titled: "Zeuch uns nach dir"
Tune: "Ach Gott und Herr"
1st Published in: C. Peter, "Andachts-Zymbeln"
Town: Freyberg, 1655