Savior, Brother, Friend

Higher, higher would I soar

Author: Wm. Bennett
Tune: [Higher, higher would I soar]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Higher, higher would I soar,
Rise where sin disturbs no more;
Nearer, nearer, Lord, to Thee,
Cleansed from all impurity.

Oh, my Savior, brother, friend,
Let the cleansing showers descend,
Let me all Thy fullness know,
Let the healing waters flow.

2 Upward, onward, be my flight,
Till the world is lost to sight;
Heav’nward all my thoughts ascend,
Till my pilgrimage shall end. [Refrain]

3 Onward, onward, be my cry,
From earth’s cares I fain would fly;
Pressing t’ward the heav’nly goal,
To the haven of my soul. [Refrain]

4 Forward, forward, I will go,
Gladly leaving all below,
In the narrow, trustful way,
Till I gain the realms of day. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10364

Author: Wm. Bennett

William Bennett, probably lived between 1847 and 1927, his work appeared in hymnals starting about 1867. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Higher, higher would I soar
Title: Savior, Brother, Friend
Author: Wm. Bennett
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, my Savior, Brother, Friend
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10364
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The Cyber Hymnal #10364

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