172. Nearer, My God, to Thee

1 Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee,
Ev'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 heaven;
All that thou sendest me,
In mercy given;
Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee.

4 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 Flower Adams (1841)
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Publication Date: 1996
Scripture:
Topic: Angels; Cross; Darkness (5 more...)
Tune Information
Name: BETHANY
Composer: Lowell Mason (1856)
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Key: F Major



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