Nearer, my God, to Thee

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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.
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Anonymous

I was at a memorial set up two days after a siege in Sydney where people were held and killed. It was near Christmas and the Salvation Army Band were playing this hymn instead of normal carols. No one was talking (and there was a big crowd as you can imagine) and the atmosphere was amazingly peaceful and comforting. I was trying to keep my crying under control.


Ikeaghe Abel

Igando, Lagos State, Nigeria

Thank you JESUS


Katakyie Kesse-Tachi

Accra, Ghana

My lifetime prayer Lord.


Dinzar M-Sa

Esikhawini, Kzn, South Africa

Such a touching melody ... surely gonna do a electro mix of it


Conner

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States

Sad but beautiful hymn to have been the last heard by over 1500 people the night RMS Titanic sank in the north Atlantic


Yeah

Lagos, Nigeria

this is an amazing hymn 😍😍


Anonymous

This is amazing bye


Deborah Burns

Ladson, SC, United States

Thank you Karen Bryant of Decatur Georgia yes it is comforting to me also. I'm playing it tonight as I've had a wonderful day but still an un rest and stress from not knowing how this whole pandemic will end. I miss church and the fellowship thereof. Also, my parents who are two states away have been cooped up for so long. I can't travel to see them due to Crossing state lines being a risk. Pray for this to end well and for encouragement to come to the body of Christ especially because we are the salt of the earth and if we lose our flavor, well , let's just don't lose our flavor! In Jesus name amen.


Karen Bryant Shipp

Decatur, Georgia, United States

Thank you, Ana Lara, for sharing with us the history of this text. I have loved this hymn for most of my life, and there is something about the singing of it that brings me a great amount of comfort. It came to me this morning, as we are all sheltering in place in the middle of this pandemic. I am praying for everyone who is suffering at this time. May the peace of God that passes all understanding strengthen and uplift all our hearts.


Deborah Orvin

Ladson, SC, United States

I've always loved the tune of this song and the words are truer than true. I remember it in the movie Titanic as those poor souls were preparing to die the band played Nearer My God to Thee