Advent Hymnals

382. NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE

Church Hymnal 1941,

Major Key: F

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! 

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, 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, 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, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! 

5.
Or if, on joyful wing Cleaving 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! 

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Title Nearer, My God, to Thee
Key G Major
Titles undefined
First Line Nearer, my God, to Thee
Author Sarah F. Adams
Year 1941
Composer Lowell Mason
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Tune BETHANY
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Christian Life: Hope and Aspiration
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