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Come Closer to Me

When I get weary with toils of the day

Author: Barney Elliott Warren
Tune: [When I get weary with toils of the day]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When I get weary with toils of the day,
Off in the secret I kneel and pray;
There I can hear my Lord sweetly say,
“Come closer, my child, to me.”

Closer, my child, to me,
Closer, my child, to me;
Closer, my child, to me,
Come closer, come closer,
Closer, my child, to me.

2 When all around in this cold, dark land
Nothing encourages me to stand,
Jesus says, holding me by the hand,
“Come closer, my child, to me.” [Refrain]

3 When in afflictions I suffer long,
Jesus comes bringing this lovely song:
“Trust in my grace, and you shall be strong,
“Come closer, my child, to me.” [Refrain]

4 When I am meeting with trials severe,
When I am parting with loved ones here,
Looking to Jesus, His voice I can hear:
“Come closer, my child, to me.” [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Barney Elliott Warren

Barney Elliott Warren was an American Christian hymnwriter and minister. See more in Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I get weary with toils of the day
Title: Come Closer to Me
Author: Barney Elliott Warren
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Closer, my child, to me



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Timeless Truths #711

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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