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NEARER MY GOD TO THEE
Words--Verses 1-5, Sarah F. Adams,
Verse 6, Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr.
Music: Bethany (Mason), Lowell Mason
Tip: "G" tricks are to bring out melody. Could use G D(or D7) G C
in place of G G9 "G92" C. Or G . . C for easier way.
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1 Near---er, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
2 Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
3 There let the way appear, steps unto heav'n;
4 Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
5 Or, if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
6 There in my Father's home, safe and at rest,
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1 E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
2 Dark--ness be over me, my rest a stone.
3 All that Thou sendest me, in mercy given;
4 Out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;
5 Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I'll fly,
6 There in my Savior's love, perfectly blest;
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1 Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.
2 Yet in my dreams I'd be, nearer, my God, to Thee.
3 Ang---els to beck---on me, nearer, my God, to Thee.
4 So by my woes to be, nearer, my God, to Thee.
5 Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.
6 Age af--ter age to be, nearer my God to Thee.
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1-6 Near-er, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!