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From: "Tim Felten" samfelten@cox-internet.com

capo on 1st fret
Words & Music by Lelia Naylor Morris (1862-1929)


NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD

C             G/B     Am    D7     C
Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart,
F           C          Am7 D7         G
Draw me, my Savior- so pre-cious Thou art!
C          G/B  C  F            G
Fold me, O fold me close to Thy breast.
C/E  F      C            G        C
Shel-ter me safe in that haven of rest;
F          C/G  G#7     C/GG7     C
Shelter me safe in that ha-ven 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;
Thro' endless ages ever to be
Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee;
Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to Thee.
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