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Nearer to thee

When doubt and conflict weigh me down

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [When doubt and conflict weigh me down]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When doubt and conflict weigh me down,
And clouds before me rise,
Whose gath’ring gloom and deep’ning shade,
With sorrow fills mine eyes,
‘Tis then I lift my fainting soul,
In prayer that I may be
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee.

2 When joys that once I thought so true,
Have lost each balmy sweet,
And withered hopes, like summer flowers,
Lie crushed beneath my feet,
With quivering lip and yearning heart,
I pray on bended knee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee.

3 While day by day, I journey on,
To reach that world sublime.
That stands in perfect loveliness,
Beyond the shore of time;
My faith looks up and softly breathes,
The prayer so dear to me,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee.

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #81

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When doubt and conflict weigh me down
Title: Nearer to thee
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Nearer, my God, to thee



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d119
Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #81TextAudioPage Scan
Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d190
Hymn-Songs: for use in the Sunday school, young people's meeting, the church and home #167Page Scan
Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #229Page Scan
Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #65Page Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #320Page Scan
The Emory Hymnal: No. 2, sacred hymns and music for use in public worship, Sunday-schools, social meetings and family worship #143Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #320Page Scan