Lift Me Higher

Lift me higher, Savior, Nearer to Thy throne

Author: George W. Lyon
Tune: [Lift me higher, Savior]
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative 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

George Washington Lyon, born August 12, 1838 in DeKalb County, Georgia, was a musician, composer and music publisher and teacher; He died April 8, 1903 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dianne Shapiro, from Find A Grave ( and obituary, Atlantic Constitution, April 9, 1903 ( (accessed 7/5/2018) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift me higher, Savior, Nearer to Thy throne
Title: Lift Me Higher
Author: George W. Lyon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, Lord Jesus, Come and dwell in me
Publication Date: 1886
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Carols of Grace #d27

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Crowning Glory No. 2 #51

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Song-Land Messenger Complete #7

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d209

The King's Message #d44

Winning Voices #d50

Winning Voices Combined #d88

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