Nearer, Still Nearer

Just wanted to take a bit of time and share a prayer –an old favorite hymn called “Nearer, Still Nearer”. This song really captures the heart of longing to be close to God. I love the way the prayer looks at God and his grace, looks at sinful self, resolves to change and cling to the cross, and looks forward to eternity.

Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart,
Draw me my Savior, so precious Thou art;
Fold me, O fold me, close to Thy breast,
Shelter me safe in that haven of rest,
Shelter me safe in that haven of rest.

Nearer, still nearer, nothing I bring,
Naught as an off’ring to Jesus my King,
Only my sinful, now contrite heart;
Grant me the cleansing Thy blood doth impart,
Grant me the cleansing Thy blood doth impart,

Nearer, still nearer, Lord, to be Thine;
Sin, with its follies, I gladly resign,
All of its pleasures, pomp and its pride;
Give me but Jesus, my Lord crucified,
Give me but Jesus, my Lord crucified,

Nearer, still nearer, while life shall last,
Till, safe in glory my anchor is cast;
Through endless ages, ever to be;
Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee,
Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee.


2 Comments on “Nearer, Still Nearer”

  1. Will says:

    Great job!

    I would love to hear you do My Peace I Give Unto You on keyboard or acoustic guitar. It’s such a powerful song.

    Continue to do God’s work in your music, brutha. I hope you can visit us in Hawaii one day.

    Will
    Honolulu, HI

  2. dbaktiar says:

    hi bro, awesome.
    thanks for sharing this.


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