Nearer the cross my heart can say

Nearer the cross my heart can say

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Nearer the cross! my heart can say]
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1 "Nearer the cross!" my heart can say,
I am coming nearer,
Nearer the cross from day to day,
I am coming nearer;
Nearer the cross where Jesus died,
Nearer the fountain's crimson tide,
Nearer my Savior's wounded side,
I am coming nearer,
I am coming nearer.

2 Nearer the Christian's mercy -seat,
I am coming nearer,
Feasting my soul on manna sweet,
I am coming nearer;
Stronger in faith, more clear I see
Jesus who gave Himself for me;
Nearer to Him I still would be,
Still I'm coming nearer,
Still I'm coming nearer.

3 Nearer in prayer my hope aspires,
I am coming nearer,
Deeper the love my soul desires,
I am coming nearer;
Nearer the end of toil and care,
Nearer the joy I long to share,
Nearer the crown I soon shall wear;
I am coming nearer,
I am coming nearer.

Source: Favorite Hymns of Praise #409

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24, 1820. She became… Go to person page >

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Author: Fanny Crosby



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