Nearer to Jesus

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1. Yearning for more of Jesus,
More of his saving power;
More of his sweet salvation
Fill each passing hour.

Trusting his love forever;
Walking with him today:
Waiting for his appearing,
When sin shall flee away.

2. Knowing that we have found him:
Sweet is the mem'ry still;
Still ever full his store house,
Manna, our souls to fill. [Chorus]

3. Yearning to bring him nearer,
Fullness of sweet desire;
All of his love receiving,
Wrapp'd in the Heavenly Fire. [Chorus]

4. Fitted to see his coming;
Ready to enter in;
Wearing the wedding garment,
Cleans'd from the stain of sin. [Chorus]

5. Ready to work for Jesus,
Seeing his day is nigh;
Oh, thou dear, ling'ring lost one,
Quick to thy Saviour fly. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #38

Author: Frederick S. Stanton

Stanton, Frederick S. (New Bedford, Massachusetts, December 20, 1857--October 1, 1915, New Bedford). Held a Bachelor of Music degree and was ordained to the Advent Christian ministry. He held pastorates at Hudson Falls, New York and Lawrence, Mass. Ill health and a final paralysis limited activity in his later years, although he supplied in various churches around New Bedford. He wrote words and music to a number of hymns, and composed the music for other Advent Christian hymn-writers. He was secretary of the Southern Massachusetts District Conference of his denomination. He contributed to the preparation of several of its hymnals, and was co-editor of The Golden Sheaf (1898), Carols of Hope (1906) and The Advent Christian Hymnal (1913).… Go to person page >

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First Line: Yearning for more of Jesus
Title: Nearer to Jesus
Author: Frederick S. Stanton
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Trusting his love forever
Copyright: Public Domain


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