Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Ro­bert Hark­ness (1880–1961) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Harkness
(1880–1961)

Lyrics

I would draw nearer to Jesus,
In His sweet presence abide,
Constantly trying to serve Him,
Safe and secure at His side.

Refrain

I would draw nearer to Jesus,
I would draw nearer to Him;
Fully surrendered each moment,
I would draw nearer to Him.

I would draw nearer to Jesus,
Nothing withholding from Him,
Knowing He loves to be gracious,
I would draw nearer to Him.

Refrain

I would draw nearer to Jesus,
Seeking His strength to be true,
Willing to tell of His goodness,
Gladly His blest will to do.

Refrain