606. Nearer, My God, to You

1 Nearer, my God, to you, nearer to you.
I'll bear the cross as Christ calls me to do
and pray each day anew:
Nearer my God, to you, nearer my God, to you,
nearer to you.

2 When I am wandering as Jacob did,
and in the deepest night the path is hid,
my dreams will bring me, too,
Nearer my God, to you, nearer my God, to you,
nearer to you.

3 Let Jacob's ladder fill the sky above,
and angels carry down the faith and love
to keep this goal in view:
Nearer my God, to you, nearer my God, to you,
nearer to you.

4 Then, waking from the night to morning air
by Bethel's stone, I'll know you hear my prayer,
and how my yearning grew:
Nearer my God, to you, nearer my God, to you,
nearer to you.

Text Information
First Line: Nearer, my God to you, nearer to you
Title: Nearer, My God, to You
Adapter: Thomas H. Troeger
Author: Sarah Flower Adams (1841)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Scripture: Matthew 16:24; Genesis 28:10-22
Topic: Biblical Names; Cross of Believers; Eternal Life (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BETHANY
Composer: Lowell Mason (1856)
Meter: 6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Key: G Major



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