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O Jesus, my Savior, come nearer to me

O Jesus, my Savior, come nearer to me

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [O Jesus my Savior, come nearer to me]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Jesus my Saviour, come nearer to me;
I long for a closer communion with thee,—
To look in the eyes of thy soul-speaking love,
And see the dear face of my Father above.

Refrain:
Then nearer to me, come nearer to me;
I long for a closer communion with thee;
My earnest and fervent petition shall be
To live in a constant communion with thee.

2 Since thou, my Redeemer and Saviour, art mine,
The world and its pleasures I gladly resign;
And now on the pinions of faith I would rise
Still nearer my mansion, my home in the skies. [Refrain]

3 O what are the pleasures, the joys of a day,
To those in thy kingdom that fade not away?
Or what are the trials and crosses I bear,
When thou art preparing the robe I shall wear? [Refrain]

4 O when in thy likeness my spirit shall stand
Among the bright millions in Eden’s fair land,
My greatest and highest enjoyment will be,
Communion forever, my Saviour, with thee. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #84

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus, my Savior, come nearer to me
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Then nearer to me

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Sacred Trio #397

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Showers of Blessing #84

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The Sacred Trio #397

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