Closer Cling to Jesus

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1 Do life's storms above thee roll?
Closer cling to Jesus;
There is refuge for thy soul,
Closer cling to Jesus.
Nearer pressing to his side,
'Neath his wing securely hide,
Safely in his love abide
Closer cling to Jesus.

2 Are there griefs that bow thee low?
Closer cling to Jesus;
He thine ev'ry care doth know,
Closer cling to Jesus.
Do not stand apart and grieve,
At his feet thy burden leave;
Ask, and his strong help receive,
Closer cling to Jesus.

3 Are thy days full often drear?
Closer cling to Jesus;
He will give thee joy and cheer,
Closer cling to Jesus.
Trust him, love him, to him cling,
Crown him evermore thy King;
Gladness, peace and rest 'twill bring,
Closer cling to Jesus.

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #187

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do life's storms above thee roll
Title: Closer Cling to Jesus
Author: Ida L. Reed
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #516

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal with Supplement #311

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Light in the Valley #187

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