Draw Me Close       ΕΛΚΕ ΜΕ ΕΓΓΥΣ      ἔλκε με ἐγγύς

The Greek text is still in the process of being fully matched to meter, along with addding optional lines, etc. Many resources I hope to link to are not yet listed. If you have any comments, suggestions, send me a note at louis <at> letsreadgreek <dot>  com.

The tune of Draw Me Close is very similar to the song Power of your Love. The lyrics of both songs are very similar. "Draw me close to you" versus "Hold me close, let your love surround me". It takes a disciplined mind to keep the tunes separate.


English Text and Links

Draw Me Close Lyrics

Draw me close to You
Never let me go
I lay it all down again
To hear You say that I'm Your friend

You are my desire
No one else will do
'Cause nothing else could take Your place
To feel the warmth of Your embrace
Help me find the way
Bring me back to You

You're all I want
You're all I've ever needed
You're all I want
Help me know You are near


Scriptural References

Koine Greek Adaptation


Draw Me Close




Draw me close,
Never leave me,
I lay (down) all again,
so you call me (your) friend.

I desire you,
(to desire) another is not fitting,
another than you satisfies not at all,
to feel (the) warmth of your breast.
Help me;
Lead me to you.

You are all I want,
You are everything of which I need
You are all I ever need.
Be Close to me!




ἔλκε με ἐγγύς,
μήπώ με λείπε,
πάντα πάλιν δὴ κεῖμαι,
ὥστε φίλον με καλεῖς.

σοῦ ἐπιθυμῶ,
ὰλλοῦ δ' οὐ πρέπει
ἀλλὸς σοῦ ἀρκῇ μὴτι,
πάσχειν κόλπού σου θερμὸν.
βοήθει ἐμέ·
ἄγε με πρὸς σέ. (εἰς σέ με ἄναγε.)

σὺ εἶ πᾶν ὃ θέλω.
σὺ εῖ ἅπάντ' ὧν χρῄζω.
εἶ ἅπαν πότ' ὃ θελήσω.
γίνου ἐγγὺς ἐμοῖ.




Chreia adaptations

Use in Greek Pedagogy

This song contains a mix of many forms which are taught near the middle of a beginning grammar course. There are no participles. But there is a mix of many different elements of grammar.


This is a harder song to develop Chreia for. It does help one internalize various grammar forms (listed above). It's best used to help one use various forms of verbs. My personal feeling is that this song should used in only one form, with a few optional alternating lines.