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Nearer to Jesus, his precious blood

Nearer to Jesus, his precious blood

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Nearer to Jesus, his precious blood]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Nearer to Jesus, his precious blood
Resting upon me, a healing flood,
Cleansing me daily from sin’s dark stain,
So shall I ever new life obtain.

Nearer, nearer, nearer to thee,
Saviour, dear Saviour, Oh, help me to be;
Nearer, nearer, nearer, I pray,
Draw me still nearer, nearer each day.

2 Nearer to Jesus, that I may hear
Each whispered counsel, each word of cheer,
Hearing and heeding from hour to hour,
Seeking, when tempted, his saving power. [Refrain]

3 Nearer to Jesus in sunshine bright,
Coming still nearer in sorrow’s night;
When all that’s earthly is growing dim,
Upward, still upward, nearer to him. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #13

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Nearer to Jesus, his precious blood
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



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Sacred Trio #336

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Showers of Blessing #13

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The Sacred Trio #336

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