Nearer, my God, to Thee

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.
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.
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.
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.
Gideon Raymond

Juaso, Ashanti Akim South, Ghana

Nearer my God to Thee, but there are still woes chasing us. Why?


Vineyard Haven, MA, United States

Every verse a jewel...

Thank you.



What a song! I’m touched.


Mt Vernon, New York, United States

This is the perfect song to sing before praying. It takes me to a place of reverence ...... Nearer my God to Thee, nearer to Thee. Thank you for availing this song.

Saw Tha Gay Wah

Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand

I love this song very much because this is the song of all the time, because if you are Christian, you have to know the way of God. Please if You love give me O Lord my God life like all the time. Thank and God bless You forever.

Deborah Ebong

Houston, Texas, United States

Each time I sing this hymn, it increases my yearning for a closer relationship with my Creator. I love this song. Thanks for putting it up.


Missing one more verse

Kylee D'Ottavio

United States

"I have played this song t my grandpas funeral... when I played this song on my violin, I knew God was listening to my sorrow and we watches over us"

Genesis 28:11-19 New International Version (NIV)

11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 There above it[a] stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.[b] 15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”

18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it. 19 He called that place Bethel,[c] though the city used to be called Luz.

Alex Bradford

Santa Cruz

I recommend this for my choir and when we performed it at state people in the audience, and even my choir, started crying because of how beautiful it is.

Mandisa Mdingi

Matatiele, Eastern Cape, South Africa

This song has so inspired me couldn't know the words, but I used to sing it when resting in my house, just thinking of the world I've never gone to and I'm still longing to see as I see myself changing and also getting very closer to God, I just used to hum it not knowing its deepest meaning.