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Nearer my God to Thee Lyrics and Music

The encouraging words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Nearer my God to Thee" hymn were written by its English author Sarah Fuller Flower Adams. The author of the hymn, Sarah Fuller Flower Adams, was born on February 22, 1805 and died on August 14, 1848. The haunting music that accompanies the "Nearer my God to Thee" song of praise was composed by Lowell Mason.  The composer of the music to the "Nearer my God to Thee" hymn, Lowell Mason, was born on January 8, 1792 and died on August 11, 1872. We have placed "Nearer my God to Thee" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the elevating lyrics of this popular Christian song and classical church hymn.

Nearer my God to Thee Hymn
Title: Nearer my God to Thee *** Name of Composer: Lowell Mason *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Sarah Fuller Flower Adams *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

 

 

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating words of the "Nearer my God to Thee" lyrics, Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (February 22, 1805-August 14, 1848), was born in Harlow, Essex, England and achieved fame as a poet, author, actress and hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Nearer my God to Thee", Lowell Mason (January 8, 1792-August 11, 1872), was born in Medfield, Massachusetts and became famous as a composer, music teacher and co-founder of the Boston Academy of Music. Lowell Mason is known as the "Father of American church music".

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Nearer my God to Thee
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Sarah Fuller Flower Adams (February 22, 1805 to August 14, 1848)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Lowell Mason (January 8, 1792 to August 11, 1872)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me"
First Publication Date: 1841

 

Nearer my God to Thee Lyrics

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!

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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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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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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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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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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