Nearer, My God, to Thee
By: Sarah F. Adams

Nearer, my God to thee,
Nearer to thee!
Even 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!

Nearer, my Lord, to thee,
Nearer to thee!
Who to they cross didst come,
Dying for me!
Strengthen my willing feet,
Hold me in service sweet
Nearer, O Christ, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

Nearer, O Comforter,
Nearer to thee!
Who with my loving Lord
Dwellest with me!
Grant me thy fellowship! Help me each day to deep
Nearer, My Guide, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

But to be nearer still,
Bring me, O God,
Not by the visioned steeps
Angels have trod.
Here where thy cross I see,
Jesus, I wait for thee,
Then evermore to be
Nearer to thee!


Hymn # 514
Lutheran Worship
Author: Lowell Mason
Tune: Bethany
1st Published in: 1841