Nearer the celestial city

I am nearer, drawing nearer

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [I am nearer, drawing nearer]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am nearer, drawing nearer,
Soon I’ll anchor on the shore,
Where the waves of joy are breaking,
And the shadows come no more.

Glory, glory, glory,
My heart is glad today;
Glory, glory, glory,
‘Tis sunshine all the way.

2 I am nearer, drawing nearer,
To the pearly gates of light,
Where my journey will be ended,
And my faith be lost in sight. [Refrain]

3 I am nearer, drawing nearer,
To the golden fields of rest,
To the arms of my Redeemer,
And the mansions of the blest. [Refrain]

4 I am nearer, drawing nearer,
And the time will not be long,
When from “numbers without number,”
I shall hear the welcome song. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #106

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: I am nearer, drawing nearer
Title: Nearer the celestial city
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glory, glory, glory, my heart is glad today
Copyright: Public Domain



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New Songs of Pentecost #106

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