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Published in "The Hymnary", Novello, 1872. The tune is named "Aspiration" in some hymn books.

1 Nearer, my God, to Thee,   2 Though, like the wanderer,
    Nearer to Thee;       The sun gone down,
  Een though it be a cross     Darkness comes over me,
    That raiseth me;       My rest a stone;
  Still all my song shall be —     Yet in my dreams I'd be
  Nearer, my God, to Thee,     Nearer, my God, to Thee,
    Nearer to Thee.       Nearer to Thee.
             
3 There let my way appear
  4 Then, with my waking thoughts
    Steps into heavn,
      Bright with Thy praise
  All that Thou sendest me
    Out of my stony griefs
    In mercy given,
      Bethel I'll raise;
  Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
    So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
    Nearer to Thee.       Nearer to Thee.

5 Or if on joyful wing
    Cleaving the sky,
  Sun, moon and stars forgot,
    Upwards I fly,
  Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
    Nearer to Thee. Amen.

Sarah Flower Adams, 1841.

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