I would be closer, my Savior,
Yes, closer to Thee each day,
Filled with Thy Spirit and power,
And walking the holy way.

I would be closer to Thee,
I would be closer to Thee;
Closer each day, my heart doth say,
Closer, my Lord, to Thee.

I would be closer for shelter,
Just leaning upon Thy breast,
Trusting my all on the altar,
Thou givest me sweeter rest.

I would be closer for guidance,
Oh, let me not go astray,
Feeling the blessed assurance
That brightens my hope each day.

Closer to Jesus my helper,
His merits I humbly plead,
Drawing from heaven my treasure,
The grace I shall daily need.


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