Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: R. B. Lock­wood, 1901.

Music: Fred­er­ick E. Ri­ma­no­czy (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Nearer to Him that hath loved me,
Nearer to Him who hath died;
Nearer through crosses and trials,
Nearer the Crucified.

Refrain

Nearer, nearer to Him,
Nearer to Jesus, my Savior,
Nearer the Crucified.

Nearer the fountain of blessing,
Nearer the soul cleansing tide;
Nearer the blood of the sprinkling,
Nearer the riven side.

Refrain

Nearer to Jesus, my Savior,
Nearer, still nearer His side;
Nearer my blessèd Redeemer,
Nearer my shepherd and guide.

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Nearer to robes of pure whiteness,
Nearer where loved ones abide;
Nearer the throne of His mercy,
Nearer the glorified.

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