466a. Nearer, my God, to thee

1 Nearer, my God, to thee,
nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross
that raiseth me:
still all my song would be,
'Nearer, my God, to thee,
nearer to thee.'

2 Though, like the wanderer,
the sun gone down,
darkness be over me,
my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I'd be
nearer, my God, to thee,
nearer to thee!

3 There let the way appear,
steps unto heav'n;
all that thou sendest me
in mercy giv'n:
angels to beckon me
nearer, my God, to thee,
nearer to thee!

4 Then, with my waking thoughts
bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs
Bethel I'll raise;
so by my woes to be
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

5 Or if on joyful wing
cleaving the sky,
sun, moon and stars forgot,
upwardS I fly,
still all my song shall be,
'Nearer, my God, to thee,
nearer to thee.'

Text Information
First Line: Nearer, my God, to thee
Title: Nearer, my God, to thee
Author: Sarah Flower Adams, 1805-1848
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 64 64 664
Scripture:
Topic: Faith, Trust and Commitment; Redemption and Salvation; The Journey of Life (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HORBURY
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: 64 64 664
Key: E♭ Major



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