9390. Closer To Thee

1 Closer, still closer, my Savior, to Thee,
Closer to Jesus now fain would I be;
Round me His arm, on His bosom my head;
Near the dear side which on Calvary bled.

Closer to Thee, still closer to Thee,
Dear Savior, I want to be closer to Thee.

2 Closer by day, tho’ my sky be all bright;
Closer, still closer when falleth the night;
Earth hath no brightness away from His face;
Time has no moment I need not His grace. [Refrain]

3 When to the Jordan of death I descend,
Danger I’ll fear not if Christ be my friend;
Breasting the billows, my death song shall be,
Closer, still closer, my Savior to Thee. [Refrain]

4 Closer to Jesus, I’m nearer to God;
Nearer the home of the Christian’s abode;
Nearer the great and the glorious Three,
Nearer to Heaven when closer to Thee. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Closer, still closer, my Savior, to Thee
Title: Closer To Thee
Author: L. R. Clark (1874)
Refrain First Line: Closer to Thee, still closer to Thee
Language: English
Source: The Brilliant, by William T. Giffe (Indianapolis: H. L. Benham & H. S. Stedman1874)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Closer, still closer, my Savior, to Thee]
Composer: John Hart Stockton
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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