577. 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 shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
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, my God, 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, 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, my God, 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, my God, to thee,
nearer to thee!

Text Information
First Line: Nearer, my God, to thee
Title: Nearer, My God, to Thee
Author: Sarah F. Adams (1841)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 64.64.6664
Topic: Life of Discipleship: Prayer and Guidance; God's Church: Life of Discipleship: Prayer and Guidance; Comfort (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BETHANY
Composer: Lowell Mason (1856)
Meter: 64.64.6664
Key: F Major



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