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 (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 >

Text Information

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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