Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Bess­ie Q. Jor­dan, 1899. Pub­lished in Fair­er Than Day (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1903), num­ber 58.

Music: Pow­ell G. Fi­thi­an (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

I’m saved, O Lord, yes praise Thy name!
I would with trumpet voice proclaim
The blessèd news! But I would be
Drawn daily closer, Lord, to Thee.

Refrain

Closer still, yes, closer still.
Ever closer, Lord, to Thee,
Blessèd Savior, I would be;
And according to Thy will,
More like Thee I fain would be.

Draw me so close that I may hear
When Thou wouldst whisper in my ear;
So close that thro’ all earthly noise
I clearly hear my Savior’s voice.

Refrain

O glorious Sun, I’d gaze on Thee,
Till I no other object see;
And yet would plead, if ’tis Thy will,
Draw me a little closer still.

Refrain

No other prayer my soul can learn,
For Thee alone my soul doth yearn;
My prayer throughout eternity,
A little closer, Lord, to Thee.

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