Closer to Thee

Draw me, Savior, nearer

Author: E. M. Long
Tune: [Draw me, Savior, nearer]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Draw me, Saviour, nearer,
Nearer and nearer to Thee;
Let me see still clearer,
All Thy love for me.
Freed from self, and wholly Thine,
Let me in Thy beauty shine;
While I sing, O may I be
Drawn still closer, closer to Thee,
Closer, closer, closer to Thee.

2 As the eagles soaring,
Higher and higher ascend,
Thus, while Thee adoring,
Upward I would tend.
Far from earth and sin away,
Nearer heaven’s perfect day;
Even now, O, may I be
Drawn still closer, closer to Thee,
Closer, closer, closer to Thee.

3 As the river flowing
Daily draws nearer the sea,
Thus may I keep going,
Till I’m lost in Thee.
E’er advance and grow in grace,
Till I see Thee face to face;
Then I’ll sing eternally,
Drawn still closer, closer to Thee,
Closer, closer, closer to Thee.


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #11

Author: E. M. Long

A minister, Long wrote: Illustrated History of Hymns and Their Authors (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: P. W. Ziegler and Company, 1876) Lyrics: Draw Me, Savior, Nearer http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/l/o/n/long_em.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Draw me, Savior, nearer
Title: Closer to Thee
Author: E. M. Long

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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Gospel Praise Book #d61

Spiritual Songs No. 2 #d18

The Coronation Hymnal #d73

The Gem of Gems #d40

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