O Jesus My Savior Come Nearer To Me


O Jesus my Saviour, come nearer to me;
I long for a closer communion with thee,-
To look in the eyes of thy soul-speaking love,
And see the dear face of my Father above.

Refrain:
Then nearer to me, come nearer to me;
I long for a closer communion with thee;
My earnest and fervent petition shall be
To live in a constant communion with thee.

Since thou, my Redeemer and Saviour, art mine,
The world and its pleasures I gladly resign;
And now on the pinions of faith I would rise
Still nearer my mansion, my home in the skies. [Refrain]

O what are the pleasures, the joys of a day,
To those in thy kingdom that fade not away?
Or what are the trials and crosses I bear,
When thou art preparing the robe I shall wear? [Refrain]

O when in thy likeness my spirit shall stand
Among the bright millions in Eden’s fair land,
My greatest and highest enjoyment will be,
Communion forever, my Saviour, with thee. [Refrain]