Saviour, Brother, Friend

Higher, higher would I soar

Author: William Bennett
Tune: [Higher, higher would I soar]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Higher, higher would I soar,
Rise where sin disturbs no more;
Nearer, nearer, Lord, to Thee,
Cleansed from all impurity.

Oh, my Savior, brother, friend,
Let the cleansing showers descend,
Let me all Thy fullness know,
Let the healing waters flow.

2 Upward, onward, be my flight,
Till the world is lost to sight;
Heav’nward all my thoughts ascend,
Till my pilgrimage shall end. [Refrain]

3 Onward, onward, be my cry,
From earth’s cares I fain would fly;
Pressing t’ward the heav’nly goal,
To the haven of my soul. [Refrain]

4 Forward, forward, I will go,
Gladly leaving all below,
In the narrow, trustful way,
Till I gain the realms of day. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10364

Author: William Bennett

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Text Information

First Line: Higher, higher would I soar
Title: Saviour, Brother, Friend
Author: William Bennett
Refrain First Line: Oh, my Saviour, brother, friend
Publication Date: 1904
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


The Cyber Hymnal #10364
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