Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart

Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart.  Lelia Morris* (1862-1929).  The text and tune were both written by Morris. According to Hustad (1978), the hymn was published in Pentecostal Praises (1898), ed. William J. Kirkpatrick* and H.L. Gilmour. It had four stanzas: Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart, Draw me, my Saviour, 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...

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