Our salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.@Romans 13:11
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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
(1856–1922)

John­son Oat­man, Jr., in Songs of Love and Praise No. 5, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney, J. How­ard Ent­wisle & Frank M. Da­vis (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1898), num­ber 28.

Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adam Geibel
(1855–1933)

To my blessèd Lord and Savior,
As He walks before me here,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day!
And He says I shall be like Him
When before Him I appear,
And I’m getting nearer, nearer every day.

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Every day, praise the Lord, I’m getting nearer,
And the way, praise the Lord, is getting clearer;
From my Lord no more I’ll roam,
For I see the lights of home,
And I’m getting nearer, nearer every day.

To the pure and perfect stature
Of our great and living Head,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day!
To the perfect will of Jesus
In the way that I am led,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day.

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To the time when I shall gladly
Lay my cross and banners down,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day;
To the time when from my Savior
I’ll receive a robe and crown,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day.

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To that blest eternal city
That lies just across the foam,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day;
Often thro’ faith’s open vision
I can see the spires of home,
And I’m getting nearer, nearer every day.

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