Scripture Verse

Who is he who will devote himself to be close to Me? Jeremiah 30:21

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: Da­vid J. Beat­tie, in Great Re­viv­al Hymns No. 2, ed­it­ed by Ho­mer A. Ro­de­hea­ver & Bent­ley D. Ack­ley (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­de­hea­ver Com­pa­ny, 1913), num­ber 25.

Music: Or­du Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Beat­tie (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Savior, draw me to Thy side,
Nearer still, nearer still!
There would I in peace abide,
Nearer still, nearer still!

Refrain

Draw me closer, Lord, to Thee,
Let me now Thy beauty see;
Help me, Lord to know Thy will,
Draw me closer, closer still.

Songs of praises I would sing,
Louder still, louder still!
Praise to glorify my king,
Louder still, louder still.

Refrain

May Thy love within me shine
Brighter still, brighter still!
As a beacon light of Thine,
Brighter still, brighter still!

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Lord, I would be in Thy sight
Purer still, purer still!
Make and keep me by Thy might,
Purer still, purer still!

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More than life Thou art to me,
Dearer still, dearer still!
Daily grows my walk with Thee
Dearer still, dearer still.

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