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Lift me higher, Savior, Nearer to thy throne

Lift me higher, Savior, Nearer to thy throne

Author: George W. Lyon
Tune: [Lift me higher, Savior]
Published in 6 hymnals

Full Text

1 Lift me higher, Savior,
Nearer to Thy throne,
Make me purer, better,
Make me Thine alone.

2 I am poor and needy,
Weak and full of sin;
Make me meek and humble,
Jesus dwell within.

3 Guide my feeble footsteps
Thro' this world of strife,
Help me onward, Savior,
To a better life.

4 Let Thy grace illumine
My benighted soul,
Come, Thyself possess it,
Take and make me whole.

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #51

Author: George W. Lyon

In 1864, Oliver Ditson sent Lyon, with Patrick Healy, to Chicago, Illinois, to establish a branch of Ditson’s company. Lyon and Healy became one of the leading music dealers in America, specializing in the production of instruments of many kinds, including harps, violins, pianos, and organs. Sources: Pratt, pp. 24-25 http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/l/y/o/lyon_gw.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift me higher, Savior, Nearer to thy throne
Author: George W. Lyon
Refrain First Line: Come, Lord Jesus, Come and dwell in me
Publication Date: 1886
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Carols of Grace #d27
Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #51TextPage Scan
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d209
The King's Message #d44
Winning Voices #d50
Winning Voices Combined #d88
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