370. Nearer, My God, to Thee

1 Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!
E'en tho 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, 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 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
Language: English
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Comfort; Prayer
Tune Information
Name: BETHANY
Composer: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872
Key: F Major



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