353. Nearer, Still Nearer

1 Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart,
Draw me, my Savior, so precious Thou art;
Fold me, O fold me close to Thy breast,
Shelter me safe in that “Haven of Rest,”
Shelter me safe in that “Haven of Rest.”

2 Nearer, still nearer, nothing I bring,
Naught as an off'ring to Jesus, my King;
Only my sinful, now contrite heart,
Grant me the cleansing Thy blood doth impart,
Grant me the cleansing Thy blood doth impart.

3 Nearer, still nearer, Lord, to be Thine,
Sin with its follies I gladly resign;
All of its pleasures, pomp and its pride,
Give me but Jesus, my Lord, crucified,
Give me but Jesus, my Lord, crucified.

4 Nearer, still nearer, while life shall last,
Till safe in glory my anchor is cast;
Thro' endless ages, ever to be
Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee,
Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart
Title: Nearer, Still Nearer
Author: Lelia N. Morris (1898)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 9 10 9 10
Scripture: Psalm 51:17; John 3:3-7; Philippians 1:21
Topic: Dedication: of Life; Invitation: to Consecration
Tune Information
Name: MORRIS
Composer: Lelia N. Morris (1898)
Meter: 9 10 9 10
Key: D♭ Major



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