Nearer My God, to Thee

 

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1. Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

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    E'en tho'  it    be a cross that raiseth me,

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    still all my song shall be : Nearer, my God, to Thee!

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

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2. Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,

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    darkness be over me, my rest a stone,

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    yet in my dreams I'd be : Nearer, my God, to Thee !

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

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3. There let the way appear, steps unto heav'n;

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    all that Thou sendest me, in mercy giv'n;

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    angels to beckon me : Nearer, my God, to Thee!

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

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4. Then with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,

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    out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;

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    so by my woes to be : Nearer, my God, to Thee!

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

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5. Or if  on   joyful wing, cleaving the sky,

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    sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,

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    still all my song shall be : Nearer, my God, to Thee !

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