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Nearer the Lord

The Lord is my light, and the strength of my life

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Tune: [The Lord is my light, and the strength of my life]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The Lord is my light, and the strength of my life,
Then of whom shall I be afraid?
He hideth my soul from the troubles that roll,
In the cleft in the rock He has made.

Then nearer, my Savior, to Thee would I come,
Thou knowest the way that I take;
Oh, lead me to glory—there is my home—
With angels Thy praise to awake.

2 There’s One who will help in the moment of need,
When my heart filled with grief o’erflows;
My Jesus is near, and He sees every tear,
Yea, He shares all my sorrows and woes. [Refrain]

3 He giveth His angels the charge of my soul
So that none of my steps shall slide;
His promise is sure, He will keep me secure,
Though a thousand should fall by my side. [Refrain]

4 I ever would dwell in the temple of God,
Where His graces so rich unfold;
Contented to fill just the lowliest place,
That His beauty my eyes may behold. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord is my light, and the strength of my life
Title: Nearer the Lord
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then nearer, my Savior, to thee



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