466b. 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, 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, nearer to thee.

3 There let the way appear, steps unto heaven;
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given;
angels to beckon me
'Nearer, my God, to thee,
nearer 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, nearer to thee.

5 Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
still all my song shall be,
'Nearer, my God, to thee,
nearer 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 extended
Scripture:
Topic: Faith, Trust and Commitment; Redemption and Salvation; The Journey of Life (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: PROPIOR DEO
Composer: Arthur Seymour Sullivan, 1842-1900
Meter: 64 64 664 extended
Key: F Major



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