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I Would Be Closer to Thee

I would be closer, my Savior

Author: Barney Elliott Warren
Tune: [I would be closer, my Savior]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I would be closer, my Savior,
Yes, closer to Thee each day,
Filled with Thy Spirit and power,
And walking the holy way.

Refrain:
I would be closer to Thee,
I would be closer to Thee;
Closer each day, my heart doth say,
Closer, my Lord, to Thee.

2 I would be closer for shelter,
Just leaning upon Thy breast,
Trusting my all on the altar,
Thou givest me sweeter rest. [Refrain]

3 I would be closer for guidance,
Oh, let me not go astray,
Feeling the blessed assurance
That brightens my hope each day. [Refrain]

4 Closer to Jesus my helper,
His merits I humbly plead,
Drawing from heaven my treasure,
The grace I shall daily need. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Barney Elliott Warren

Barney Elliott Warren was an American Christian hymnwriter and minister. See more in Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I would be closer, my Savior
Title: I Would Be Closer to Thee
Author: Barney Elliott Warren
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Timeless Truths #130

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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