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

Representative Text

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.

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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

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



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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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