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.
Franck Bricet

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Through my trial God wants to be nearer to me.....

Grace Mcalpin

Los Angeles, United States

I love it!


Glory be to God!

I love you guys, I appreciate you... for posting this hymnal along with the lyrics (notes/etc) and the piano/guitar were great accompaniment. Since my guitar was in bad shape. I miss it....

Thank you so much! May God bless you in return! Love, Grace

P.S. My friends were afraid to sing this song because they said that its a death/funeral song. But not so for us true believers in Christ, Philippians 1:21 For me to live is Christ and to die is gain. HalleluYAH!

Ursel Burston

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

I just wanted to print the Words of this Song, not the other Stuff

Alicia Dominic Okobi

Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

This is a song of all time. Right from my days as a teenager it has blessed me. Indeed it ministers intimacy and gives me a blessed assurance that God is nearer than I can imagine.

Idongesit Udofia

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

This a song that boost my fellowship with the Creator of things. It is one of the hymns that readily comes to my mind during personal interaction with my Maker.

Gabriel Adams

Mufulira, Copperbelt, Zambia

I love this, it blesses my soul...I just have to sing it, or even...maybe over again, my hope gets recorded..even in Christ.


Imphal, Manipur, India

Most highest song to me. It gives me strengthening, encouragement. Let the good Lord be on the highest. Love You Jesus, forgive me of my weakness, my Lord.

Nancy V. K

Evanston, Illinois, United States

Beautiful. I was thinking about these times entering closer nearer when life's "little" difficulties press in. The comments are lovely. I did not know what hymn was played on the Titanic. I do not know why I fear approaching Him, the exposing light, because each time; {{"His presence of love comforts, strengthens and brings hope"}]

Frank Pytel

Chicago, Illinois, United States

As I draw near to God, He draws near to me. There is a nearness that every believer has with Him day by day, but when "the sun goes down, and darkness comes over me" there is a nearness of God that is.... I don't know the word. His nearness with His presence of light exposes me, but at the same time, His nearness with His presence of love comforts, strengthens and brings hope with dreams of His will in Christ.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

In the Johnstown City flood of 1889, a train rushed into the swirling water. A woman on her way to be a missionary was caught in a doomed rail car. She began singing this song and was joined by helpless rescuers on shore as they saw her swept away to her death in the flood. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin