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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

Representative 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, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… 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)

Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d119

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Give Thanks and Sing #81

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d190

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Hymn-Songs #167

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Joyful Sound #229

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Living Hymns #65

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Sacred Trio #320

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The Emory Hymnal #143

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The Sacred Trio #320

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