54. 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

Refrain:
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee.

2 Though like the wanderer,
The sun goes down,
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be [Refrain]

3 There let the way appear,
Steps unto heav’n;
All that Thou sendest me,
In mercy giv’n;
Angels to beckon me (refrain)

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 [Refrain]

5 Or if on joyful wing,
Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon and stars forgot,
Upwards I fly,
Still all my song shall be [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Nearer, my God, to Thee
Title: Nearer, My God, to Thee
Author: Sarah F. Adams (1805-1848)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Praise to God
Tune Information
Name: BETHANY
Composer: Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Key: F Major



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