(1805-1848 / Essex / England)

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,
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.

Then 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.

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,
Upward I fly:
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee.

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Comments (9)

An outstanding religious song reiterating proximity with almighty God in all circumstances.
I'm far away from the holy worshiping place no; it's wrong God is everywhere wherever you go God is there no far for God it's near; nearer from your heart..........
A beautiful poem in love is amazingly shared here.
A poem of deep devotion.
i am reminded of the song nearer my God to Thee, nearer to Thee.. love it. tony
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