70 - Nearer, my God, to Thee
 
1 Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!
Eíen 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 Iíd be
Nearer, my God, to Thee.
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!
 
3 There let the way appear,
Steps unto Heavín;
All that Thou sendest me,
In mercy givín;
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 Iíll 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 Iíll fly,
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee.
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!
 
6 There in my Fatherís home,
Safe and at rest,
There in my Saviorís love,
Perfectly blest;
Age after age to be
Nearer, my God, to Thee.
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

Tekst: Sarah F. Adams (Vers 1 t/m 5), Edward H. Bickersteth Jr. (vers 6)
Muziek: Lowell Mason
Nederlandse vertaling: Bundel Johan de Heer - lied 456 - Nader, mijn God, bij U
Vertaald door: Carel Steven Adama van Scheltema Sr.
Schrift: Genesis 28:11-12