Nearer my God to Thee

This hymn by Sarah Fuller Flower Adams is popular at funerals.

The most common tune for it (Lowell Mason's BETHANY, published in 1856) was the last hymn played by the band in the Titanic movie, as the ship sank.

There also is an alternative version, with the same first verse and tune.


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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.

Chorus:
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.
There let the way appear, steps unto Heav’n;
All that Thou sendest me, in mercy given;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, 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.

Or, if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I’ll fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest,
There in my Saviour’s love, perfectly blest;
Age after age to be, nearer my God to Thee.


ABC Notation

X: 1
T: Nearer My God To Thee
C: Words: Sarah Flower Adams, 1841.
C: Music: 'Bethany (Mason)' Lowell Mason
Z:abc-transcription www.GodSongs.net
M: 4/4
L: 1/4
K: G
B2 A G | G3/2 E/2 E2 | D2 G1 B | A4 |
w: 1.~Near- er, my God, to Thee, near- er to Thee!
B2 A G | G>E E2 | (D G) F1 A | G4 |
w: E'en though it be a cross that  rais- eth me,
d2 e d | d>B d2 | d2 e d | d>B A2 |
w: Still through my tears I'll see , hope gent-ly lead-ing me,
B2 A1 G | G>E E2 | (D G) F A | G3 z|]
w: Near- er, my God, to Thee, Near-er to Thee!

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