O to be nearer, nearerAuthor: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Oh, to be nearer, nearer]
Published in 5 hymnals
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1. Oh, to be nearer, nearer,
The feet of my Lord and King!
Oh, to enjoy His presence,
And only His love to sing!
Only His love, only His love,
Ever my song shall be:
His wonderful love, preparing above
A robe and a crown for me.
2. Oh, to be nearer, nearer
Communing with Him in prayer!
Oh, to be stronger, stronger,
My burden of toil to bear! [Refrain]
3. Oh, to be nearer, nearer
My Refuge, my Hope, my All!
Oh, to be always ready
To answer my Savior’s call! [Refrain]
4. Oh, for a faith still brighter,
And clearer from day to day!
Oh, to be more like Jesus,
In all that I do and say! [Refrain]
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5354
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|The Cyber Hymnal #5354||Oh, to Be Nearer||Oh, to be nearer, nearer||[Oh, to be nearer, nearer]||Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby||<cite>The Wells of Salvation</cite>, by John R. Sweney & William Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1881)|