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Nearer, My God, to Thee

March 6, 2013


The film Titanic featured the hymn "Nearer, My God, to Thee" a 19th century hymn most famous as the alleged last song the band on RMS Titanic played before the ship sank.
Written by Sarah Adams, Music: Lowell Mason, 1856 ,based loosely on Genesis  28:11–19,the story ofJacob’s Dream.

Genesis 28:11–12 can be translated as follows: "So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it..."
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Nearer, My God ,To Thee
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,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
  Nearer to Thee.
        2.Though, like a wanderer,
  The sun gone down,
Darkness comes over me,
  My rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I'd be
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
  Nearer to Thee.
3. There let me see the sight,
  An open heaven;
All that Thou sendest me,
  In mercy given;
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 I'll raise,
So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
  Nearer to Thee.

Words:, Sar­ah F. Adams, 6.
         Music: Beth­a­ny (Ma­son), Low­ell Ma­son, 1856: “One night, some­time af­ter ly­ing awake in the dark, eyes wide open, through the stillness in the house the mel­o­dy came to me, and the next morning I wrote down the notes.”

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