Nearer my God to Thee

 

 

 

 

 

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

Eíen though it be a cross that raiseth me,

Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

 

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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 Iíd be nearer, my God to Thee.

 

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There let the way appear, steps unto Heavín;

All that Thou sendest me, in mercy given;

Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee.

 

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Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,

Out of my stony griefs Bethel Iíll raise;

So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee.

 

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Or, if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,

Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward Iíll fly,

Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

 

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There in my Fatherís home, safe and at rest,

There in my Saviorís love, perfectly blest;

Age after age to be, nearer my God to Thee.

 

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