Nearer

Jesus, my blest Redeemer

Author: R. E. Winsett
Tune: [Jesus, my blest Redeemer]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, my blest Redeemer,
Draw me to Thy dear side;
Tenderly give me shelter,
Let me with Thee abide;
Never forsake nor leave me,
Keep me within Thy care,
If Thou wilt lead and guide me,
I have no need to fear.

Refrain:
Nearer, nearer,
let me ever be,
Nearer, nearer,
Blessed Lord, to Thee.

2 Jesus, my blest Redeemer,
Thou art my only plea;
I have no other refuge,
So I will cling to Thee;
When the fierce storms surround me,
Billows are rolling high,
O Thou blest Rock of Ages,
Shelter till storms pass by. [Refrain]

3 Jesus, my blest Redeemer,
Still I will trust in Thee;
Friends may forsake and leave me,
True Thou wilt ever be;
When I shall reach death’s river,
I shall not be alone,
And when I stand in judgment,
Thou wilt claim me Thine own. [Refrain]


Source: Songs of Praise #215

Author: R. E. Winsett

Robert Emmett Winsett (January 15, 1876 — June 26, 1952 (aged 76) was an American composer and publisher of Gospel music. Winsett was born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and graduated from the Bowman Normal School of Music in 1899. He founded his own publishing company in 1903, and his first publication, Winsett's Favorite Songs, quickly became popular among the Baptist and Pentecostal churches of the American South. Pentecostal Power followed in 1907; that year Winsett completed postgraduate work at a conservatory. He married Birdie Harris in 1908, and had three sons and two daughters with her. He settled in Fort Smith, Arkansas, continuing to compose gospel songs, of which he would write over 1,000 in total. He became a minister… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, my blest Redeemer
Title: Nearer
Author: R. E. Winsett
Refrain First Line: Nearer, nearer, let me ever be

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Favorite Songs #d43

Songs of Pentecostal Power, Complete #d117

TextAudioPage Scan

Songs of Praise #215

Songs of Spiritual Power; Songs that Win #d84

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.