1 The nearer I draw to Jesus,
The brighter the sunbeams shine;
The darker the clouds of sorrow,
The sooner comes light divine.
The pathway most lone and dreary
Is often the safest way;
Far over the roughest mountains
The fairest of valleys lay.
2 The closer I cling to Jesus,
The stronger in love I grow;
When eyes have grown dim with weeping,
The happiest hours I known;
When shadows are round my pathway
And sorrow doth most abound,
I know at the feet of Jesus
The bright side is always found.
3 The closer I read my Bible,
And learn of a Saviour’s love,
The brighter the bow of promise,
The brighter the clouds above;
More easy the cross I carry,
More charming the narrow way
That leads o’er the sunless mountains,
Where valleys of blessings lay.
4 The nearer I draw to Jesus,
The purer my earth-life seems,
And up in the sky of beauty
The sunshine of glory beams.
In pleasure, in pain and sorrow,
I’ll cling to the Christ so dear,
For when at the feet of Jesus,
The bright side is always near.
Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #125
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|Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #125||The Nearer I Draw to Jesus||The nearer I draw to Jesus||[The nearer I draw to Jesus]||Theodore D. C. Miller||1891||Christian Life and Experience | ; Nearness to Christ ||
|Great Joy! : a new and favorite collection of hymns and music, for gospel meetings, prayer, temperance, and camp meetings, and Sunday schools #4||The nearer I draw to Jesus||The nearer I draw to Jesus||Theodore D. C. Miller||1881|
|Songs of the Soul #d141||The nearer I draw to Jesus||The nearer I draw to Jesus||Theodore D. C. Miller||1885|
|Songs of the Soul #d157||The nearer I draw to Jesus||The nearer I draw to Jesus||Theodore D. C. Miller||1889|