Jesus Near

Jesus is near, so near, so near

Author: William H. Clark
Tune: [Jesus is near, so near, so near]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Jesus is near, so near, so near,
His presence doth my Spirit cheer;
His gracious voice makes me rejoice
To find Him near, so near.

2 Jesus is near, so near, so near,
He speaks and scatters ev’ry fear;
I see His face, I taste His grace,
For He is near, so near.

3 Jesus is near, so near, so near,
His love supreme dries ev’ry tear;
Each burden bears, for me He cares,
And holds me near, so near.

4 Jesus is near, so near, so near,
It doth not yet to us appear
What we shall be, but we shall see
When Jesus comes so near.

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #167

Author: William H. Clark

Clark, William Henry. (Racine, Wisconsin, April 8, 1854--November 8, 1925, Rome, New York). Free Methodist. In his infancy, his parents returned to their former home in New York State, where his mother soon died, and his father married a close friend of hers, who forecast, after William's conversion in 1873, that one day he would be a bishop. He served the Susquehanna Conference of his denomination as a pastor and district superintendent from 1876 until 1919, when his stepmother's prediction came true. Meanwhile, he had been a member of the joint commission of the Free and Wesleyan Methodist Churches which compiled the Hymnal of 1910, and contributed some items to it. He died in office, requesting no eulogy at his funeral. --Arlene Clyde… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus is near, so near, so near
Title: Jesus Near
Author: William H. Clark

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