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Nearer to Jesus I now abide

Nearer to Jesus I now abide

Author: Avis B. Christiansen
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Avis B. Christiansen

Avis Marguerite Burgeson was born in 1895 and lived in Chicago all her life. She attended the Moody Church, pastored for many years by Dr. Harry Ironside. In 1917, Avis Burgeson married Ernest Christiansen who later became a vice president of Moody Bible Institute. She was a modest and retiring woman, and sometimes used pen names: Avis Burgesson, Christian B. Anson and Constance B. Reid. She began writing poems in childhood, and before her death in 1985 had written thousands of them. She died in 1985. NN, Hymnary  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Nearer to Jesus I now abide
Author: Avis B. Christiansen
Refrain First Line: Ample provision so full

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Full of Blessing #d56
The Beautiful in Song #d83
The Beautiful in Song No.2 #d54
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