Nearer My God to Thee

Lyrics by: Sarah F. Adams, 1840

Tune by: Lowell Mason, 1856 (BETHANY)




Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Even though 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!



There let the way appear, steps unto heav’n

All that thou sendest me, In mercy giv’n

Angels to becon me, nearer, my God, to thee!

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, my God to thee, nearer to thee!


Adams & Mason

Related Bible Verses

Matthew 16:24 – “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

Genesis 28:12 – “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.”

Genesis 28:19 – “And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.”



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Kent Owen

Author: Kent Owen

After college I lived in China for 5 years, working as an English teacher and foreign marketing manager. Now i'm an insurance salesman, but my real passion is Christ and learning the bible.

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