Nearer, my God, to Thee,

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    CGS No.: 
    157

    Verse 1
    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!

    Verse 2
    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!

    Verse 3
    There let the way appear,
    Steps unto heaven;
    All that Thou send'st to me,
    In mercy given;
    Angels to beckon me
    Nearer, my God, to Thee,
    Nearer to Thee!

    Verse 4
    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!

    Verse 5
    Or if on joyful wing
    Cleaving the sky,
    Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
    Upwards I fly,
    Still all my song shall be,
    Nearer, my God, to Thee,
    Nearer to Thee!