Fanny Crosby

Added on by Craig Stewart.

This hymn, also known as “Draw Me Nearer,” was written by the prolific American hymn writer Fanny Crosby.

Her inspiration for the song began as Crosby was visiting Mr. W. H. Doane in his home in Cin­cin­nati, Ohio. They had been talking to­ge­ther about the near­ness of God, as the sun was set­ting and evening shadows were ga­ther­ing. Their conversation so impressed the well-known hymn-writer, that be­fore re­tir­ing, she had finished the words to this hymn. The music by Mr. Doane complemented the words so well that the hymn has become a church fa­vo­rite.

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Source: CyberHymnal.org