Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee – SATB

An arrangement of a traditional hymn about drawing closer to the Lord in faith. Lyrics by Joseph L. Townsend and traditional melody by William Clayson.

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Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee

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Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee
Thanks to Dale Z. for this live performance!



Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee - Range
*Optional High Soprano descant goes up to a high G.

Estimated performance time – 5:00


“Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee”
Lyrics by Joseph L. Townsend (1849 – 1942)

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.
Take, oh, take, and cherish me, Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.

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.
Take, oh, take, and cherish me, Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.

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 fill to obey.
Take, oh, take, and cherish me, Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.

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,
Take, oh, take, and cherish me, Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.


Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee - Arrangement by Morgan Busch
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Total sheet music length – 6 pages


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