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344b. 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 to Thee.

2 Though like A wanderer,
Weary and lone,
Darkness comes over me,
My rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I'd be
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee.

3 There let my 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.

4 Then, with my waking thoughts
Bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs
Altars 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee.
Title: Nearer, my God to Thee
Author: Mrs. Sarah Adams (1841)
Publication Date: 1894
Meter: P. M.
Topic: General; Aspiration; Consecration (1 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Tune name in index: BETHANY
Tune Information
Name: [Nearer my God to Thee, Nearer to Thee]
Arranger: Dr. Lowell Mason
Meter: P. M.
Key: G Major



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