294. Draw Me Close to Thee

1 I would be nearer, my Savior,
Where I can hear Thy voice
Falling in tenderest whispers,
Making my heart rejoice.

Refrain:
Draw me close to Thee,
Draw me close to Thee;
Keep me, dear Savior, so near Thy side,
Draw me close to Thee.

2 I would be kept in Thy presence,
Free from the strife of tongues;
There shall the humble adore Thee,
Raising their grateful songs. [Refrain]

3 Keep me, O Lord, in Thy shadow,
When the dark tempests low’r;
Safely to rest on Thy bosom,
Keep me forevermore. [Refrain]

4 Swiftly the shadows are deep’ning,
Light of my life, be near;
Strengthen the trust I am keeping,
Fill me with hope and cheer. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I would be nearer, my Savior
Title: Draw Me Close to Thee
Author: Clara M. Brooks (1911)
Meter: 8.6.8.6.5.5.9.5
Scripture: James 4:8
Topic: Supplication
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Draw_Me_Close_to_Thee); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (398); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (442); The Gospel Trumpet Co
Refrain First Line: Draw me close to Thee
Tune Information
Name: [I would be nearer, my Savior]
Composer: W. H. Oldham (1909)
Meter: 8.6.8.6.5.5.9.5
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Draw_Me_Close_to_Thee); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (398); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (442); The Gospel Trumpet Co






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