Nearer, my God, to Thee

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.

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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 I’d be
nearer, my God to Thee.
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There let the way appear,
steps unto Heav’n;
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 I’ll 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 I’ll fly,
Still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to Thee.
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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.
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