Scripture Verse

We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. Romans 8:37

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Al­ex­an­der S. Ar­nold, in the Gos­pel Praise Book, ed­it­ed by Asa Hull (New York: D. W. Knowles, 1879), num­ber 112 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ar­nold (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Live nearer to Je­sus,
Trusting ever in Him;
He waiteth to free us
From the bondage of sin.
Stand up for the Sav­ior,
Stand up ever for Him.
In duty ne’er waver,
He is Sav­ior and king.

Refrain

In His love we’re stronger,
In His strength we conquer;
Trust in self no longer,
Trust Thy Sav­ior and king.

Live nearer to Je­sus,
Ever trust in His power;
Thro’ life He will lead us,
Cheering every dark hour.
Stray not from His keeping,
In Him always abide;
Joys constantly reaping,
Clinging close to His side.

Refrain

Live nearer to Je­sus,
And His Spi­rit receive;
He’ll ne­ver deceive us—
O, His promise believe.
Sweet is the communion,
Yes, more precious than gold;
In heavenly union
We His beauty behold.

Refrain