Nearer, My God to Thee (Hymn)

Nearer, My God to Thee
Sarah F. Adams (1841)

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.

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

Thought 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.

Refrain

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 griefts 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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“Nearer, my God, to Thee.”  That’s what we want our Christian lives to be all about.  Every day and in every way, we want that to be true – “Nearer, my God, to Thee.”  All of the things that God brings into our lives, He brings for the purpose of bringing us nearer to Himself.  Eventually, He will bring us to Heaven, to be very near to Him.  That is an encouragement!

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