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Nearer my God to Thee Nearer to Thee Nearer to



eHymnBook # 1172
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First Line:
Nearer my God to Thee Nearer to Thee Nearer to

Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee:
E’en though it be a cross
That raiseth me,
Still all my song would be,
|: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 I’d be
|:Nearer, my God, to Thee,:|
Nearer to Thee.


There let the way appear,
Steps up to heaven;
All that Thou sendest me,
In mercy given;
Angels to beckon me
|:Nearer, my God, to Thee,:|
Nearer to Thee.


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.


Or, if on joyful wing
Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upwards I fly,
Still all my song shall be,
|:Nearer, my God, to Thee,:|
Nearer to Thee.


There in my Father’s home,
safe and at rest,
There in my Savior’s love,
perfectly blest;
Age after age to be,
|:Nearer, my God, to Thee,:|
Nearer to Thee.


---Alternative verses---


Though like a wanderer—
Daylight all gone,
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be
|: Nearer, my God, to thee— :|
Nearer to thee!


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!

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 4 6 4 6 6 4
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1841
      Bible Refs: Gen 28:11-12;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1854# 239
      1889# 848
      2005# 498
      1962# 598
      1956# 322
      1919# 575
      1960# 592
      2000# 656
      1920# 338
      1998# 538
      2000# 526
      2000# 482
      1899# 473
      1874# 200
      1904# 474
      1950# 352
      1922# 277
      1983# 451
      # 393
      2000# 466
      1996# 348
      1954# 468
      1955# 198
      # 581
      1869# 265
      1998# 940
      1925# 310
      1931# 586
      1908# 562
      1938# 574
      1917# 545
      1906# 444
      1903# 171
      1971# 254
      1916# 222
      1940# 465
      1866# 989
      1989# 528
      1885# 518
      MUSIC
      Name: BETHANY (EXCELSIOR)
      Meter: 6 4 6 4 6 6 6 4
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1856
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        6 4 6 4 6 6 4
        6 4 6 4 6 6 4
        6 4 6 4 6 6 4
        6 4 6 4 6 6 6 4
        6 4 6 4 6 6 4
        6 4 6 4 6 6 4
        6 4 6 4 6 6 4
        6 4 6 4 6 6 6 4
        6 4 6 4 6 6 6 4
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