Scripture Verse

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


Words: R. B. Lock­wood, 1901.

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

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


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.


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


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