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Clinging to Jesus

Close to thee, my blessed Savior

Author: Carl Reed
Tune: [Close to Thee, my blessed Savior]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Close to Thee, my blessèd Savior,
Keep me walking, day by day;
Let me feel Thy presence with me,
Be my refuge all the way.

Draw me nearer, still nearer to Thee;
Look in tender compassion on me;
Turn me not away! Hear me while I pray;
Nearer, nearer, Lord, to Thee.

2 I am helpless—lost without Thee,
Leave, oh, leave me not alone;
Underneath Thy wings of mercy
Hide, and keep me all Thine own. [Refrain]

3 Thou hast died for me, Lord Jesus,
How can I such love forget?
Not on earth or in Thy presence
Can I ever pay the debt. [Refrain]

4 Every day I grieve Thy Spirit,
Wound the heart that broke for me,
Yet in Thy great love and mercy
Cast me not away from Thee. {Refrain]


Help me live as Thou wouldst have me;
Cleanse me, Lord, and keep me pure;
Give me grace and strength that safely
To the end I may endure.


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9740

Author: Carl Reed

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Text Information

First Line: Close to thee, my blessed Savior
Title: Clinging to Jesus
Author: Carl Reed
Refrain First Line: Draw me nearer, still nearer to thee
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9740
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #9740

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