Nearer to Thee

Nearer to Thee, Lord, so oft have I wandered

Author: Rosa E. Angel
Tune: [“Nearer to Thee,” Lord, so oft have I wandered]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Nearer to Thee,” Lord, so oft have I wandered,
Weary and heart-sore I come unto thee;
Long have I waited and love have I pondered,
Still would I pray to be “Nearer to thee.”

Refrain:
“Nearer to thee.”
“Nearer to thee,”
Oh, how I long to be
“Nearer to thee.”

2 “Nearer to Thee,” Lord, thy lost one is crying,
Far from thy love and far from thy fold;
Keep me from danger and save me in dying,
Oh, in thy book may my name be enrolled. [Refrain]

3 “Nearer to Thee,” at thy footstool I’m kneeling,
Heed then my weeping grant thou my pray’r;
Sweet in my soul, in thy presence revealing,
Beauty and lovliness, made by thee there. [Refrain]

4 “Nearer to Thee,” Lord, the darkness falls round me;
Sinful and tempted I trust in thy love;
Light of my soul, my Shepherd, who found me,
Keep and protect me till safe home above. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #122

Author: Rosa E. Angel

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Text Information

First Line: Nearer to Thee, Lord, so oft have I wandered
Title: Nearer to Thee
Author: Rosa E. Angel
Refrain First Line: Nearer to thee
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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