Close to You, dear Jesus, close to You,
Seeing Your mind, obeying Your will,
Rejoicing in our fellowship,
Staying from all evil,
Spreading your love,
Staying close to you!
Morning Star, Morning Star,
My Jesus, You are my bright and morning star
The Bible tells me it is so,
So, guide me in all truth above
From Your Spirit and Your Book of love.
This links to a helpful student study of poetry meant to support studies of history. What I loved most was the example of Bradstreet’s poetry, and how closely it sounded like my Aunt Dorothea’s letters. I hope to find more inspiring poems of faith by this author.