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, my God, to Thee,
      Nearer to Thee.
  2. Though, like a wanderer,
      The sun gone down,
    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.
  3. There let me see the sight,
      An open heaven;
    All that Thou sendest me,
      In mercy given;
    Angels to beckon me
    Nearer, my God, to Thee,
    Nearer, my God, to Thee,
      Nearer to Thee.
  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, my God, to Thee,
      Nearer to Thee.