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Mon Dieu, Plus Près De Toi

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1 Mon Dieu, plus près de toi, plus près de toi!
C’est le cri de ma foi plus près de toi!
Dans les jours où l’épreuve déborde comme un fleuve,
Tiens-moi plus près de toi, plus près de toi!

2 Plus près de toi, Seigneur plus près de toi!
Tiens-moi dans ma douleur tout près de toi!
Alors que la souffrance fait son oeuvre en silence,
Toujours plus près de toi, Seigneur, tiens-moi!

3 Plus près de toi, toujours, plus près de toi!
Donne-moi ton secours, soutiens ma foi!
Que Satan se déchaine, ton amour me ramène
Toujours plus près de toi, plus près de toi!

4 Mon Dieu, plus près de toi, dans le désert
J’ai vu plus près de toi ton ciel ouvert
Pèlerin, bon courage! ton chant brave l’orage
Mon Dieu plus près de toi, plus près de toi!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14052

Author: Sarah Flower Adams

Adams, Sarah, nee Flower. born at Harlow, Essex, Feb. 22nd, 1805; died in London, Aug. 14, 1848, and was buried at Harlow, Aug. 21,1848. She was the younger daughter of Mr. Benjamin Flower, editor and proprietor, of The Cambridge Intelligencer; and was married, in 1834, to William B. Adams, a civil engineer. In 1841 she published Vivia Perpetua, a dramatic poem dealing with the conflict of heathenism and Christianity, in which Vivia Perpetua suffered martyrdom; and in 1845, The Flock at the Fountain; a catechism and hymns for children. As a member of the congregation of the Rev. W. J. Fox, an Unitarian minister in London, she contributed 13 hymns to the Hymns and Anthems, published by C. Fox, Lond., in 1841, for use in his chapel. Of thes… Go to person page >

Author: William Johnson Fox

Fox, William Johnson, the son of a small farmer in Suffolk, was born in 1786. As a boy he worked as a weaver, but subsequently spent six years in a bank. He was educated for the ministry under Dr. Pye Smith, at Homerton. His first settlement was with an Orthodox Independent congregation; but he very soon became a Unitarian. In 1817 he settled in London as minister of the Parliament Court Chapel. In 1824 lie removed to a new chapel at South Place, Finsbury, where he remained until 1852. He was a prominent member of the Anti Corn-law League; joined in founding the Westminster Review, and from 1831 to 1836 was owner of the Monthly Repository. From 1847 to 1863 he sat in Parliament as member for Oldham. He died in 1864. In 1841 he published Hym… Go to person page >

Author: Edward Henry Bickersteth

Bickersteth, Edward Henry, D.D., son of Edward Bickersteth, Sr. born at Islington, Jan. 1825, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. with honours, 1847; M.A., 1850). On taking Holy Orders in 1848, he became curate of Banningham, Norfolk, and then of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells. His preferment to the Rectory of Hinton-Martell, in 1852, was followed by that of the Vicarage of Christ Church, Hampstead, 1855. In 1885 he became Dean of Gloucester, and the same year Bishop of Exeter. Bishop Bickersteth's works, chiefly poetical, are:— (l) Poems, 1849; (2) Water from the Well-spring, 1852; (3) The Rock of Ages, 1858 ; (4) Commentary on the New Testament, 1864; (5) Yesterday, To-day, and For Ever, 1867; (6) The Spirit of Life, 1868;… Go to person page >

Translator: Charles Châtelanat

Chatelanat Charles, born April 10, 1833 in Yverdon-les-Bains and died November 24, 1907 at Préfargier (in the canton of Neuchâtel), is a pastor, writer, poet and zofinguien Vaud. Charles Chatelanat studied theology at the Free School of Lausanne. Author of French words of Swiss Psalm, Charles Chatelanat is ordained pastor in 1858 in the Free Church. He was successively appointed interim pastor at Savigny and Baumles then pastor Echallens (1862-1863), Eagle (1872-1880) and Corsier (1880-1885). President of the company Belles-Lettres in 1849 and 1850, Charles Chatelanat also Zofingien. --fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Chatelanat Go to person page >

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First Line: Mon Dieu, plus près de toi, plus près de toi!
Title: Mon Dieu, Plus Près De Toi
English Title: Nearer, my God, to thee
Author: Sarah Flower Adams
Author: William Johnson Fox
Author: Edward Henry Bickersteth
Translator: Charles Châtelanat
Meter: 10.10.12.10
Language: French
Copyright: Public Domain

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