680. Nearer the Lord

1 The Lord is my light, and the strength of my life,
Then of whom shall I be afraid?
He hideth my soul from the troubles that roll,
In the cleft in the rock He has made.

Refrain:
Then nearer, my Savior, to Thee would I come,
Thou knowest the way that I take;
Oh, lead me to glory—there is my home—
With angels Thy praise to awake.

2 There’s One who will help in the moment of need,
When my heart filled with grief o’erflows;
My Jesus is near, and He sees every tear,
Yea, He shares all my sorrows and woes. [Refrain]

3 He giveth His angels the charge of my soul
So that none of my steps shall slide;
His promise is sure, He will keep me secure,
Though a thousand should fall by my side. [Refrain]

4 I ever would dwell in the temple of God,
Where His graces so rich unfold;
Contented to fill just the lowliest place,
That His beauty my eyes may behold. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The Lord is my light, and the strength of my life
Title: Nearer the Lord
Author: Clara M. Brooks (1911)
Meter: 11.8.11.9 D
Scripture: Psalm 73:28
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Nearer_the_Lord); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (142); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (218)
Refrain First Line: Then nearer, my Savior, to Thee would I come
Tune Information
Name: [The Lord is my light, and the strength of my life]
Composer: Clarence E. Hunter (1911)
Meter: 11.8.11.9 D
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Nearer_the_Lord); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (142); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (218)



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




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