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Sundays After Trinity: Faith

222. Nearer, my God, to Thee

6.4.6.4.6.6.6.4

Bethany:

Lowell Mason, 1856

St. Edmund:

Arthur S. Sullivan, 1872

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 would be,

Nearer, my God, to Thee,

Nearer to Thee.

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.

There let the way appear

Steps unto heaven;

All that Thou sendest me

In mercy given;

Angels to beckon me

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 to Thee.

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.

Amen.

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