Sunday, 19 September 2010

Musical Number



Jaclyn wrote an arrangement of Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee (Hymn #99) and played it in Sacrament meeting today.


Nearer, Dear Savior, to Thee

1. 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.
[Chorus]
Take, oh, take, and cherish me,
Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.
2. 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.
3. 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 will to obey.
4. 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,

Text: Joseph L. Townsend, 1849–1942

Music: William Clayson, 1840–1887

9 comments:

Marie said...

Oh, I am so glad that I get to be the first one to tell Jaclyn how amazing that was! Jaclyn, you are so gifted. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us all and for creating such a moving way to share your testimony. I am so proud of you, you beautiful girl. Bravo, again and again.

Jill said...

Wow, what a talented girl! That was beautiful!

stacy{s} said...

That was truly beautiful! Does she want a "gig" at our Sacrament Meeting. ;)

My daughter just started piano lessons so this was very inspiring to us both. (Amazing how many songs in beginner books can use just two repetitive notes....ack!)

April said...

Of course she did. Brilliant girl.

a happy heart blog. said...

What a wonderful job Jacly did on arranging this hymn! Right up their with Goldstein! I loved the rolling left hand and the beautiful dynamics. Tell her I loved it!

Christy said...

don't know how i missed this post earlier, but, it looks like Jaclyn's putting that grand to good use - very nice.

Amanda said...

Well done!

What a wonderful gift and talent!

Janine said...

She did such a good job...I didn't know that she had written that arrangement!

OIMN said...

Great job Jaclyn. I loved it and look forward to other arrangements!