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.

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 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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