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130. I Would Be Closer to Thee

1 I would be closer, my Savior,
Yes, closer to Thee each day,
Filled with Thy Spirit and power,
And walking the holy way.

Refrain:
I would be closer to Thee,
I would be closer to Thee;
Closer each day, my heart doth say,
Closer, my Lord, to Thee.

2 I would be closer for shelter,
Just leaning upon Thy breast,
Trusting my all on the altar,
Thou givest me sweeter rest. [Refrain]

3 I would be closer for guidance,
Oh, let me not go astray,
Feeling the blessed assurance
That brightens my hope each day. [Refrain]

4 Closer to Jesus my helper,
His merits I humbly plead,
Drawing from heaven my treasure,
The grace I shall daily need. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I would be closer, my Savior
Title: I Would Be Closer to Thee
Author: B. E. W. (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.8.6
Scripture: Jeremiah 30:21
Topic: Supplication
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Would_Be_Closer_to_Thee); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (10); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (81)
Refrain First Line: I would be closer to Thee
Tune Information
Name: [I would be closer, my Savior]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.8.6
Key: C Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Would_Be_Closer_to_Thee); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (10); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (81)



Media
MIDI file: I_Would_Be_Closer_to_Thee.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Would_Be_Closer_to_Thee)




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