So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

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.

Refrain:
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]

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.

Refrain

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9740

Author: Carl Reed

(no biographical information available about Carl Reed.) Go to person page >

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

Timeline

Media

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

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #9740

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.