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Live nearer to Jesus

Live nearer to Jesus

Author: Alexander Streeter Arnold
Tune: [Live nearer to Jesus]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Live nearer to Jesus,
Trusting ever in Him;
He waiteth to free us
From the bondage of sin.
Stand up for the Savior,
Stand up ever for Him.
In duty ne’er waver,
He is Savior and king.

In His love we’re stronger,
In His strength we conquer;
Trust in self no longer,
Trust Thy Savior and king.

2 Live nearer to Jesus,
Ever trust in His power;
Thro’ life He will lead us,
Cheering every dark hour.
Stray not from His keeping,
In Him always abide;
Joys constantly reaping,
Clinging close to His side. [Refrain]

3 Live nearer to Jesus,
And His Spirit receive;
He’ll never deceive us—
O, His promise believe.
Sweet is the communion,
Yes, more precious than gold;
In heavenly union
We His beauty behold. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11060

Author: Alexander Streeter Arnold

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Text Information

First Line: Live nearer to Jesus
Author: Alexander Streeter Arnold
Refrain First Line: In his love we're stronger
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11060
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #11060

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