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Nearer My God To Thee Lyrics

Lyrics by Sara F. Adams (c.1841) 
Music ("Bethany") by Lowell Mason (c.1856) 
Christmas Carol 
[Varying Lyrics Exist]

Nearer, my God, to thee, 
Nearer to thee, 
E'en tho' it be a cross 
That raiseth me; 
Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 
Nearer to thee. 
Amen.

Though like the wanderer, 
Weary and lone, 
Darkness comes over me, 
My rest a stone; 
Yet in my dreams I'd be, 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 
Nearer to Thee 
Amen.

Or if on joyful wing, 
Cleaving the sky, 
Sun, moon and stars forgot, 
Upward I fly; 
Still all my song be, 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 
Nearer to Thee. 
Amen.

 

Source: U.S. Army Song Book, 1918.

Note: This hymn is believed to have been heard by passengers in the lifeboats of the RMS Titanic, not long before the mighty ship sank in 1912.




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