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Nearer, My God, to Thee

Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross

Author: H. D. Ganse; Author: Sarah Flower Adams (1841)
Tune: BETHANY (Mason)
Songs of Response
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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 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 Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll 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!

United Methodist Hymnal, 1989

Author: H. D. Ganse

Ganse, Hervey Doddridge, was b. Feb. 27, 1822, near Fishkill, New York, and removed to New York city in 1825. Graduated at Columbia College, 1839, studied Theology at New Brunswick, New Jersey, and was ordained in 1843. From 1843 to 1856 he was a Reformed Dutch Pastor, at Freehold, New Jersey, and from 1856 to 1876, of the Northwest Reformed Dutch Church, New York. Since January 1, 1876, he has been the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, St. Louis. His chief hymns are:— 1. Lord, I know Thy grace is nigh me. Faith. Was composed on a winter's night in his bed¬room, in a farmhouse near Freehold, New Jersey, while on a visit of consolation to former parishioners. The first couplet came into his mind without forethought,… Go to person page >

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 >

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #458
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50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #32TextPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #163TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #602
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #352TextFlexScore
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #458TextFlexScoreAudio
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #543TextFlexScorePage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #577TextPage Scan
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #656
Common Praise (1998) #538Page Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #526Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #466aPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #466bPage Scan
Complete Mission Praise #482
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #471
Hymns of Faith #303TextPage Scan
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #138
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #139
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #525
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #348
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #784
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #54Text
Lutheran Worship #514TextPage Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #794Page Scan
Rejoice Hymns #502
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #473
Sing Joyfully #437TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #212Audio
Small Church Music #1572Audio
Small Church Music #4384Audio
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #553TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #4561TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #393Text
The New Century Hymnal #606Text
The New National Baptist Hymnal #283
The United Methodist Hymnal #528TextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Timeless Truths #561TextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #497Text
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #172
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #308
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