352. Nearer, my God, to thee

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 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 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 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 to thee!

Text Information
First Line: Nearer, my God, to thee
Author: Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 64 64 66 4
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22
Topic: Angels; Assurance; Funerals and The Departed (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: HORBURY
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
Meter: 64 64 66 4
Key: E♭ Major



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