368. 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,

Refrain:
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 [Refrain]

3 There let the way appear,
Steps unto heav'n;
All that Thou sendest me,
In mercy giv'n–
Angels to beckon me [Refrain]

4 Then with my waking thoughts,
Bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs,
Bethel I raise;
So by my woes to be [Refrain]

5 Or if on joyful wing,
Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upward I fly,
Still all my song shall be, [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Nearer, my God, to Thee
Title: Nearer, My God, to Thee
Author: Sarah F. Adams
Refrain First Line: Nearer, my God, to Thee
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Aspiration
Tune Information
Name: [Nearer, my God, to Thee]
Composer: Lowell Mason
Key: F Major or modal



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