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Nearer the celestial city

I am nearer, drawing nearer

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [I am nearer, drawing nearer]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full 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

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

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



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