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Come Close to the Savior

Come close to the Savior, thy loving Redeemer

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Come close to the Savior, thy loving Redeemer]
Published in 17 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Come close to the Savior, thy loving Redeemer,
O sorrowing heart oppressed (sorely oppressed);
Life’s journey is dreary, thy spirit is weary;
O come unto Him and rest.
Come close to the Savior, O why dost thou linger?
He knoweth thy heart oppressed (sorely oppressed).
His promise believing, His message receiving,
O come unto Him and rest.

Peacefully, tranquilly, tenderly rest,
Folding thy wings like a dove,
Peacefully, tranquilly, tenderly rest,
Safe in the arms of His love.

2. Come close to the Savior, He calleth thee gently,
Draw near to thy Father’s throne (thy Father’s throne);
His eyes will behold thee, His mercy enfold thee,
Why carry thy grief alone?
Come close to the Savior, O trust and remember,
Thro’ trials our souls are blest (richly are blest).
Whatever betide thee, thy refuge will hide thee,
O come unto Him and rest. [Refrain]

3. Come close to the Savior, earth’s pleasures are fleeting,
But Jesus will care for thee (He’ll care for thee);
Whatever may grieve thee, He never will leave thee,
Thy strength as thy day shall be.
Come close to the Savior, O come as a birdling
Flies back to its parent nest (flies to its nest).
Where peace like a river, flows onward forever,
O come unto Him and rest. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #773

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come close to the Savior, thy loving Redeemer
Title: Come Close to the Savior
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Peacefully, tranquilly, tenderly rest
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #773
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The Cyber Hymnal #773

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