784. 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 heav'n:
All that thou sendest me,
In mercy giv'n;
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, 1805-1848
Meter: 6 4 6 4 66 6 4
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: All Souls: November 2nd; Funeral: Sacraments; Angels (14 more...)
Tune Information
Name: BETHANY
Composer: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872
Meter: 6 4 6 4 66 6 4
Key: F Major



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