Tune: BETHANY

Composer: Lowell Mason, 1856

Author: Sarah F. Adams, 1841, alt.

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Verse 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.

Verse 2:
Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I'll be
nearer, my God, to Thee,
nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee.

Verse 3:
Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs my song I'll raise;
so by my woes to be
nearer, my God, to Thee,
nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee.

Verse 4:
Or if on joyful wing, breaking 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.