Draw me nearer, O my Savior

Draw me nearer, O my Savior

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Draw me nearer O my Savior]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Draw me nearer O my Saviour,
Nearer as the days go by,
When the storms of life assail me,
To thy shelt’ring arms I’ll fly.

Refrain:
Nearer, nearer ev’ry day,
Nearer, nearer ev’ry day,
Help me nearer draw me to thee my Saviour,
Nearer, nearer ev’ry day.

2 In thy presence O my Saviour,
I can sweetest comfort find,
And thy wondrous love and mercy,
Doth suffice for all mankind. [Refrain]

3 Draw me nearer O my Saviour,
To thy precious wounded side,
And thy suff’rings, thy compassion,
Let my heart no more deride. [Refrain]

4 Draw me nearer O my Saviour,
Let me never from thee stray,
May thy tender love restrain me,
Draw me nearer ev’ry day. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel: for use in all religious meetings #63

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: Draw me nearer, O my Savior
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Nearer, nearer every day

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #61

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New Songs of the Gospel #63

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