Nearer, my God, to Thee (Adams)

Sung by Michael Eldridge (Acapeldridge)

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1) 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.

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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 I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee.

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3) 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.

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4) 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.

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5) 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.

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

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Liedtext, Strophen 1-5: 1841, Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848)
Strophe 6: Edward Henry Bickersteth, Jr. (1825–1906)
Melodie: 1856, Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

Verweise:

Biographie von Lowell Mason (externer Link zu Hymntime.com)

Notensatz, 4stimmig (pdf, externer Link zu Hymntime.com)

Audiofile (midi, externer Link zu Hymntime.com)

Klavierbegleitung (von WSR, externer Link zu youtube)

Biographie-Einblick: Pastor John Harper – Passagier auf der Titanic