I would draw nearer to Jesus

I would draw nearer to Jesus

Author: Robert Harkness
Tune: [I would draw nearer to Jesus]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. I would draw nearer to Jesus,
In His sweet presence abide,
Constantly trying to serve Him,
Safe and secure at His side.

Refrain
I would draw nearer to Jesus,
I would draw nearer to Him;
Fully surrendered each moment,
I would draw nearer to Him.

2. I would draw nearer to Jesus,
Nothing withholding from Him,
Knowing He loves to be gracious,
I would draw nearer to Him. [Refrain]

3. I would draw nearer to Jesus,
Seeking His strength to be true,
Willing to tell of His goodness,
Gladly His blest will to do. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3156

Author: Robert Harkness

After attending a revival meeting by Reuben Torrey and Charles M. Alexander, Harkness became Alexander’s pianist. He came to Christ shortly thereafter (on a bicycle, he said), and made several round the world tours with Torrey and Alexander. Harkness was especially well known for his program The Music of the Cross, and as the author of correspondence courses in hymn playing. He wrote over 2,000 hymns and Gospel songs in his lifetime. (hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I would draw nearer to Jesus
Author: Robert Harkness

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The Cyber Hymnal #3156
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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #310

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The Cyber Hymnal #3156

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