I was not able to go to NY for my Great-Grandma’s funeral, I was too stressed to make the trip (Rich couldn’t go with me). It helped me this morning to drive around with the kids and stop to take pictures now and then. It’s been a wild week for me (life in general–kids, school, messes, sad feelings,etc), but with much prayer and utter reliance on my heavenly Father, we are getting through! The following hymn is one of my favorites. I hope it is a blessing to everyone today.
“Nearer, Still Nearer”
words by Lelia N. Morris, 1862-1929
Nearer, still nearer-close to Thy heart,
draw me, my Saviour, so precious Thou art;
Fold me, O fold me, close to Thy breast,
Shelter me safe in that “Haven of rest”
Shelter me safe in that “Haven 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;
Through endless ages, ever to be
Nearer, my Saviour, still nearer to Thee,
Nearer my Saviour, still nearer to Thee.