Nearer, dear Savior to thee

Nearer, dear Savior to thee

Author: Joseph L. Townsend
Tune: LINDSAY
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee—
Ever I’m striving to be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
Trusting, in thee I confide;
Hoping, in thee I abide.

[Chorus:]
Take, oh, take, and cherish me,
Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.

2. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee—
Proved by my trials, I’ll be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
Humbly I come to thee now;
Earnest, I prayerfully bow. [Chorus]

3. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee—
Ever my anthem will be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
Loving thee, ever I pray,
Aid me thy will to obey. [Chorus]

4. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee—
Ever I’m striving to be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
Trusting, in thee I confide;
Hoping, in thee I abide. [Chorus]

Source: Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #99

Author: Joseph L. Townsend

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Text Information

First Line: Nearer, dear Savior to thee
Author: Joseph L. Townsend
Refrain First Line: Take, O take and cherish me
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #99

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