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From: "Tim Felten" email@example.com capo on 1st fret Words & Music by Lelia Naylor Morris (1862-1929) NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD C G/B Am D7 C Nearer, still nearer, close to Thy heart, F C Am7 D7 G Draw me, my Savior- so pre-cious Thou art! C G/B C F G Fold me, O fold me close to Thy breast. C/E F C G C Shel-ter me safe in that haven of rest; F C/G G#7 C/GG7 C Shelter me safe in that ha-ven of 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.Home