1 Blessèd Savior, ever nearer
I am drawing to Thy feet;
Thou hast borne my every sorrow,
I am made in Thee complete;
For Thy love my soul is yearning,
More and more its power impart;
I have heard Thy tender pleading,
Come and dwell within my heart.
2 Blessèd Savior, I would never,
Never more Thy love reject;
At Thy feet I learn the lesson
How Thine image to reflect;
There I go when all forsake me,
When by foes I am oppressed;
Then I hear Thy loved voice saying,
Come to Me, I’ll give you rest.
3 Blessèd Savior, draw me nearer,
Ever nearer to Thy heart,
When I’m weary, heavy laden,
And I feel the tempter’s dart;
Oft I stumble, oft I falter,
Oft I’m tossed on angry seas;
But I know that Thou wilt guide me,
Through the storm, to endless peace.
4 Blessèd Savior, let me linger
Ever near Thy precious feet,
Till I hear that welcome summons,
Come, thy loved ones now to greet;
Oh, the joy that there awaits me,
While I hope and watch and pray!
For the morning light is dawning,
Of the fair and endless day.
Display Title: Blessed Savior, Ever NearerFirst Line: Blessed Savior, ever nearerTune Title: JUBAAuthor: Merton SmithMeter: 87.87 DSource: Gospel Hymns No. 6, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan and George C. Stebbins (New York: Biglow & Main Company, 1891)