Since I have known You, Jesus,
Your Spirit, inside me
Draws my spirit upward
Seeking fellowship with Thee.

What blessing to my spirit
Is this strong, magnetic pull,
Which always draws me back, Lord,
So my cup may be kept full.

My first thought in the morning
Is of You and Your Grace,
And I need continually
To seek Your loving face.

For there are many stresses
That a barrier could create
To interrupt communion
And disturb that ideal state.

I'm praying now, Lord Jesus,
That Your mighty Spirit's Power
Will never cease to draw me
Ever closer, hour by hour.

Honoria A. Groves

October, 1979