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.
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.

Tunji Fayokun

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Choosing to be nearer to God is the greatest decision I always make. I want to be nearer to Him with each passing day and this song serves as an ice-breaker. God is near us than we can ever imagine. Thanks for posting this song and thanks to the brother that remembered the 5th stanza and corrected the 1st 2 lines of the 3rd stanza. I hope these can be incorporated on this web page. God bless!

Nene James

Uyo, Akwaibom, Nigeria

I woke up with this song in my heart, I had to find it and sing it. I loved every minute of it. It blessed my soul.


Lusaka, Zambia

Oh yes it is in deed true that! the Lord God makes a way and link were there isn't such! Since from my childwood. I was and have been, crying just wanting to find and know this most beaultiful song not till the Lord has answered of one of my prayer about this! tried to such everywhere but, still I couldn't find this even on the net and finally the Lord and titanic has directed me to this page. thanks to each and every individual involved into this continue with this just saying hello to everyone listening to this out there! And also hoping to hear more from you guys?


Luska, Lusaka, Zambia

That was awesome, we both really enjoyed and loved it my God keep blessing you. And thanks to you!!!

Woranola Kayode

Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

I just finished singing this song. So beautiful and melodious.