533. 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 Tho' 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 heav’n;
All that Thou sendest me
In mercy giv'n;
Angels to beckon me nearer
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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Nearer, my God, to Thee
Title: Nearer, My God, to Thee
Author: Sarah F. Adams (1841)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Scripture:
Topic: Cross and Comfort
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BETHANY
Composer: Lowell Mason (1856)
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Key: G Major



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