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Nearer, my God, to Thee.

Sarah Flower Adams 1805 (Old Harlow, Essex) – 1848 (London)

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 to Thee.

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 to Thee.

 Then let the way appear
Steps unto heaven;
  All that Thou sendest me
In mercy given:
  Angels to beckon me
  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 to Thee.

  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 to Thee.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Sarah Flower Adams

Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (or Sally Adams) was an English poet and hymnwriter, best known for writing the words of the hymn "Nearer, My God, to Thee". more…

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