Nearer, My God, to Thee
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    Nearer, My God, to Thee

    Gently

    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 the wanderer,

    The sun gone down,

    Darkness be 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 the way appear,

    Steps unto heav’n;

    All that thou sendest me,

    In mercy giv’n;

    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!

    5. Or if, on joyful wing

    Cleaving the sky,

    Sun, moon, and stars forgot,

    Upward I fly,

    Still all my song shall be

    Nearer, my God, to thee,

    Nearer, my God, to thee,

    Nearer to thee!

    Text: Sarah F. Adams, 1805–1848

    Music: Lowell Mason, 1792–1872

    Doctrine and Covenants 88:63

    Genesis 28:10–22