Scripture Verse

She began to wet His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed His feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Luke 7:38


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Wells of Sal­va­tion, by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881), num­ber 10.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick


Oh, to be nearer, nearer,
The feet of my Lord and king!
Oh, to enjoy His presence,
And only His love to sing!


Only His love, only His love,
Ever my song shall be:
His wonderful love, preparing above
A robe and a crown for me.

Oh, to be nearer, nearer
Communing with Him in prayer!
Oh, to be stronger, stronger,
My burden of toil to bear!


Oh, to be nearer, nearer
My Refuge, my Hope, my All!
Oh, to be always ready
To answer my Savior’s call!


Oh, for a faith still brighter,
And clearer from day to day!
Oh, to be more like Jesus,
In all that I do and say!