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11441. Nearer Every Day

1 To my blessèd Lord and Savior,
As He walks before me here,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day!
And He says I shall be like Him
When before Him I appear,
And I’m getting nearer, nearer every day.

Refrain:
Every day, praise the Lord, I’m getting nearer,
And the way, praise the Lord, is getting clearer;
From my Lord no more I’ll roam,
For I see the lights of home,
And I’m getting nearer, nearer every day.

2 To the pure and perfect stature
Of our great and living Head,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day!
To the perfect will of Jesus
In the way that I am led,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day. [Refrain]

3 To the time when I shall gladly
Lay my cross and banners down,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day;
To the time when from my Savior
I’ll receive a robe and crown,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day. [Refrain]

4 To that blest eternal city
That lies just across the foam,
I am getting nearer, nearer every day;
Often thro’ faith’s open vision
I can see the spires of home,
And I’m getting nearer, nearer every day. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: To my blessed Lord and Savior
Title: Nearer Every Day
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1898)
Refrain First Line: Every day, praise the Lord, I’m getting nearer
Language: English
Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 5, by John R. Swe­ney, How­ard Ent­wisle and Frank M. Da­vis (Phil­a­del­phia: John J. Hood, 1898)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [To my blessed Lord and Savior]
Composer: Adam Geibel
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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