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Nearer, My God, to Thee

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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 to thee!’
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 to thee!
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 to thee!
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 to thee!

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First Line:
Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross
Title:
Nearer, My God, to Thee
Author:
Sarah Flower Adams (1841)
Meter:
6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4
Language:
English
Copyright:
Public Domain
Liturgical Use:
Songs of Response

Tune Information

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Title:
HORBURY
Composer:
John Bacchus Dykes (1861)
Meter:
6.4.6.4.6.6.4
Copyright:
Public Domain