Still Nearer Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee, Still nearer Thee

Author: Mary F. Kirby
Tune: [Nearer, my God, to Thee] (Lowry)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 “Nearer, my God, to Thee,”
Still nearer Thee,
Thro’ Him who shed His blood
Freely for me;
Thro’ Him who loved and died
Jesus the Crucified;
In Him may I abide,
Still nearer Thee.

2 “Nearer, my God, to Thee,”
Thro’ Christ the Way,
May Thy blest Spirit lead
Me, day by day;
Till, in my inmost heart,
Thy word shall life impart,
Knowing Thee as Thou art,
Still nearer Thee.

3 “Nearer, my God, to Thee,”
Thro’ grace divine,
Taking my will away,
Leaving but Thine;
Till in my soul Thou see
Likeness, dear Lord, to Thee,
Thus may I ever be,
Still nearer Thee.

4 “Nearer, my God, to Thee,”
As Thou may’st lead,
Thy all-sufficient grace
Meeting my need;
praying that light divine
May o’er my pathway shine;
Not mine the glory—Thine—
Still nearer Thee.

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #118

Author: Mary F. Kirby

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First Line: Nearer, my God, to Thee, Still nearer Thee
Title: Still Nearer Thee
Author: Mary F. Kirby
Language: English
Publication Date: 1896
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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