Clasp Us Close

Come, Lord, work upon us,
set us on fire and clasp us close.
Be fragrant to us.
Draw us to your loveliness.
Let us love, let us run to you.

Source: St. Augustine of Hippo, 354-430

Source of this version:

Also found here: The Catholic Prayer Book, © 1986 Servant Books, Cincinnati OH

“Be fragrant to us” may be a reference to Song of Songs 1:3
“Let us run to you” may be a reference to Song of Songs 1:4




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

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