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Just a little closer

Just a little closer

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Just a little closer]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Just a little closer;
Saviour, hear my cry;
Thou hast sought and found me;
Thy salvation brought nigh.

Just a little closer;
I would ever be;
Just a little closer;
Blessed Saviour, to Thee.

2 When the world would woo me
With alluring charms;
Just a little closer
In Thy sheltering arms. [Refrain]

3 Closer, when the tempter
Whispers to my heart;
Then, O King triumphant,
Bid the tempter depart. [Refrain]

4 Resting in Thy bosom,
Happy in Thy care;
Teach me how to serve Thee,
Give me power in prayer. [Refrain]

5 Just a little closer
Earthly joys decline;
Give me joys unfading,
Everlasting, divine. [Refrain]

6 When that fairer morning
Shall arise for me,
Then, in all His beauty,
My Redeemer I’ll see. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #332

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Just a little closer
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt