Draw Our Hearts to You

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O Lord Jesus Christ, draw our hearts to you;
join them together in inseparable love,
that we may abide in you and you in us,
and that the everlasting covenant between us may stand sure forever.

Let the fiery darts of your love pierce through
all our slothful members and inward powers,
that we, being happily wounded,
may so become whole and sound.

Let us have no lover but yourself alone;
let us seek no joy nor comfort except in you.

Souce: Miles Coverdale

Source of this version: Modified from http://marccortez.com/2014/01/19/prayer-sunday-miles-coverdale/

Original in traditional English:

O Lord Jesus Christ, draw thou our hearts unto thee;
join them together in inseparable love,
that we may abide in thee and thou in us,
and that the everlasting covenant between us may stand sure for ever.

Let the fiery darts of thy love pierce through
all our slothful members and inward powers,
that we, being happily wounded,
may so become whole and sound.

Let us have no lover but thyself alone;
let us seek no joy nor comfort except in thee.

“draw our hearts to you” is a reference to Song of Solomon 1:4

“that we may abide in you and you in us” is a reference to John 15:4-7

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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