Nearer to Jesus

O to be nearer to Jesus

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [O to be nearer to Jesus]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 O to be nearer to Jesus,
O to be like Him in mind;
O to be near, and forever
Submissive, unselfish and king.

Come to my heart, Holy Spirit,
Come, all the dross to consume,
That I may be like dear Jesus,
Come, this poor heart to illume.

2 O to be meet for His service,
Ever my duty to see;
O to be just as He bids me—
Be just what He wants me to be. [Refrain]

3 O to be free from all doubtings,
Never give place to a fear;
O to feel daily and hourly
That Jesus is preciously near. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #217

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

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First Line: O to be nearer to Jesus
Title: Nearer to Jesus
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Refrain First Line: Come to my heart, Holy Spirit
Copyright: Public Domain


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Crowning Day, No. 6 #217

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