Near to the Heart of God Misc. Gospel
[C]Nearer, still [G/B]nearer, [Am]close [D7]to Thy [C]heart,
[F]Draw me, my [C]Savior- so [Am7]pre-[D7]cious Thou [G]art!
[C]Fold me, O [G/B]fold [C]me [F]close to Thy [G]breast.
[C/E]Shel-[F]ter me [C]safe in that [G]haven of [C]rest;
[F]Shelter me [C/G]safe [G#7]in that [C/GG7]ha-ven of [C]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.