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by Lelia N. Morris (1862-1929), 1898Tune: MORRIS by Lelia Naylor Morris (1862-1929), 1898Key signature: D flat major (5 flats)Time signature: 4/4Meter: 22.214.171.124.Public Domain1. 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.”2. 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.3. 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.4. 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.