Draw nearer, Jesus, how good thou art

Draw nearer, Jesus, how good thou art

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [Draw nearer, Jesus, how good thou art]
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1 Draw nearer, Jesus, how good thou art,
Draw nearer, Jesus, nearer my heart;
Thou knowest I love thee far more than all,
Just now come nearer, lest I fall.

2 Draw nearer, Jesus, I need thee so,
Draw nearer, Jesus, where’er I go;
Come quickly to me, come as I pray,
Just now come nearer, lest I stray.

3 Draw nearer, Jesus, leave not alone,
Draw nearer, Jesus, I am thy own;
Satan assails me, be thou my shield,
Just now come nearer, lest I yield.

4 Draw nearer, Jesus, ‘stablish my feet,
Draw nearer, Jesus, make me complete;
Teach me the lessons, all I should learn,
Just now come nearer, let I turn.

5 Draw nearer, Jesus, give me thy peace,
Draw nearer, Jesus, and doubts will cease;
Give me thy presence, answer my cry,
Just now come nearer, lest I die.

6 Draw nearer, Jesus, fill me with love,
Draw nearer, Jesus, lift me above;
Stay close beside me, lest I should roam,
Just now come nearer, guide me home.

Source: Songs of Christian Service #113

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

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First Line: Draw nearer, Jesus, how good thou art
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Copyright: Public Domain


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