8. Still Closer to Jesus

1 Still closer to Jesus! still closer, we pray,
O let us be drawn, blessed Father, each day;
In mid’st of our doubts, tribulations and tears,
When close drawn to Jesus, he quiets our fears.

Then closer to Jesus! still closer, we pray,
Oh, let us be drawn, blessed Father, each day;
While working and singing, with faith and delight,
As homeward we go to the land ever bright.

2 As down thro’ the vale of life’s sorrows we more,
There’s nothing so joyful and cheerful can prove
As joys of salvation in Jesus our Lord,
And confident trust in our God’s blessed word. [Refrain]

3 His promises precious, all sweet and most choice,
His covenant blessings,—in these we rejoice:
On Jesus our Saviour, with faith and with prayer,
How firm a foundation! we rest fully there. [Refrain]

4 On homeward, yes, homeward, fast homeward we go;
Our friends fondly loved we must leave here below;
But over the river, in heaven so fair,
On far brighter shores, we shall meet them all there. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Still closer to Jesus! still closer, we pray
Title: Still Closer to Jesus
Author: B. L. Agnew
Refrain First Line: Then closer to Jesus
Language: English
Publication Date: 1882
Tune Information
Name: [Still closer to Jesus! still closer we pray]
Composer: J. T. Holloway
Key: E Major

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