Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee

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Lyrics

  1. 1. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
    Nearer, nearer to thee--
    Ever I'm striving to be
    Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
    Trusting, in thee I confide;
    Hoping, in thee I abide.
  2. (Chorus)
    Take, oh, take, and cherish me,
    Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.
  3. 2. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
    Nearer, nearer to thee--
    Proved by my trials, I'll be
    Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
    Humbly I come to thee now;
    Earnest, I prayerfully bow.
  4. 3. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
    Nearer, nearer to thee--
    Ever my anthem will be
    Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
    Loving thee, ever I pray,
    Aid me thy will to obey.
  5. 4. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
    Nearer, nearer to thee--
    Let me by holiness be
    Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
    When all my trials are done,
    When my reward I have won,
  6. Text: Joseph L. Townsend, 1849-1942
    Music: William Clayson, 1840-1887