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Nearer, Still Nearer
Words and Music by Lelia N. Morris

James 4:8
"Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
and purify your hearts, ye double minded."

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          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 offering 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, 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!


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