514. 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 Nearer, my Lord, to thee,
Nearer to thee,
Who to thy cross didst come,
Dying for me!
Strengthen my willing feet,
Hold me in service sweet
Nearer, Christ, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

3 Nearer, O Comforter,
Nearer to thee,
Who with my loving Lord
Dwellest with me!
Grant me thy fellowship!
Help me each day to keep
Nearer, my Guide, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

4 But to be nearer still,
Bring me, O God,
Not by the visioned steeps
Angels have trod.
Here where thy cross I see,
Jesus, I wait for thee,
Then evermore to be
Nearer to thee!

Text Information
First Line: Nearer, my God, to thee
Title: Nearer, My God, to Thee
Author: Sarah F. Adams, 1805-48 (st. 1)
Author: Hervey D. Ganse, 1822-91 (sts. 2-4)
Meter: 64 64 6664
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Spiritual Songs
Tune Information
Name: BETHANY
Composer: Lowell Mason, 1791-1872
Meter: 64 64 6664
Key: F Major



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