God, You're Always Drawing Near Us

sung to the tune of Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Hymn to Joy)
alternate tunes: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Nettleton); Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Hyfrydol)


God, You’re always drawing near us, coming close to set us free.
Long before we call, You hear us. Peace and rest, You guarantee.
When we’re guilty, You defend us. Ev’ry day we stand in grace.
In our sin, You still befriend us, Gift of Mercy to our race.

You were born to help us know You, know You as You really are.
All our lives is what we owe You, Servant King, come from afar.
Rule within us as our Maker. By Your Spirit, make us Yours.
Be our Savior, our guilt-taker, ‘til with You, our spirit soars!


Words by Kelley Lorencin
© 2009 Kelley Lorencin. All rights reserved.