15380. Nearer To Thee

1 "Nearer, my God, to Thee," this is my prayer;
Nearer Thy bleeding side, kept by Thy care;
Nearer, my God, to Thee, whate’er betide;
Nearer the saving cross, where Jesus died.

2 "Nearer, my God, to Thee," throughout each day;
Teach how to keep Thy laws, teach how to pray;
Jesus, dear risen Lord, this is my plea;
Draw me, by love divine, nearer to Thee.

3 Fill this poor heart with love, this tongue with praise;
So I may tell Thy power, through all my days;
Daily my will and choice, I would resign
Till all my life is lost, Savior, in Thine.

4 Then, when Heav’n’s glories burst all on my sight,
When I behold the Lamb who is the light,
Then from my raptured heart will burst my plea,
"Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee."

Text Information
First Line: "Nearer, my God, to Thee," this is my prayer
Title: Nearer To Thee
Author: Mrs. A. P. Jervis
Meter: 10.10 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Edward Pollock
Meter: 10.10 D
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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