The Riches in Christ – 04 Nearer Still Nearer

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The first time I heard this song, was when my not-yet-wife was performing a special in a gathering down in Pennsylvania. She sang and it sounded like heaven opened up and the angels were giving her backup.

I almost cried

Upon hearing the lyrics I could almost imagine myself nestled up to the foot of the cross, seeing my Lord hanging there on that tree. Realizing that I had no part to play in the work he was doing, in the pinning up of my sins, bearing the stripes of my iniquities.

Amazing

Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart,
Draw me, my Savior?so precious Thou art!
Fold me, oh, 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 offr?ing 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!

You can hear the tune here.

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