Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee
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    Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee

    Prayerfully

    1. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,

    Nearer, nearer to thee—

    Ever I’m striving to be

    Nearer, yet nearer to thee!

    Trusting, in thee I confide;

    Hoping, in thee I abide.

    [Chorus]

    Take, oh, take, and cherish me,

    Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.

    2. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,

    Nearer, nearer to thee—

    Proved by my trials, I’ll be

    Nearer, yet nearer to thee!

    Humbly I come to thee now;

    Earnest, I prayerfully bow.

    [Chorus]

    Take, oh, take, and cherish me,

    Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.

    3. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,

    Nearer, nearer to thee—

    Ever my anthem will be

    Nearer, yet nearer to thee!

    Loving thee, ever I pray,

    Aid me thy will to obey.

    [Chorus]

    Take, oh, take, and cherish me,

    Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.

    4. Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,

    Nearer, nearer to thee—

    Let me by holiness be

    Nearer, yet nearer to thee!

    When all my trials are done,

    When my reward I have won,

    [Chorus]

    Take, oh, take, and cherish me,

    Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.

    Text: Joseph L. Townsend, 1849–1942

    Music: William Clayson, 1840–1887

    Psalm 145:18–20

    Doctrine and Covenants 88:63