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 (1820–1915)

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 (1838–1921)


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!