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Nearer, My God, to Thee - Lyrics [Devotiona]
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Posted on 03/10/2009 12:13:29 AM PDT by reaganaut

Nearer, My God, to Thee -

Words: Verses 1-5, Sar­ah F. Adams, in Hymns and Anthems, by William Johnson Fox, 1841; verse 6, Ed­ward H. Bick­er­steth, Jr.

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain


TOPICS: Charismatic Christian; Evangelical Christian; Mainline Protestant; Worship
KEYWORDS: christianmusic; devotion; hymns; music; worship
Many see the music sung in church to be songs. I view them as prayers and religious poetry. I will post both hymns and "praise and worship" songs, that we may consider their words carefully, learn, and Praise God together.

Ping me to get on/off my worship ping list.

This one is at my mother's request.

1 posted on 03/10/2009 12:13:29 AM PDT by reaganaut
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To: Between the Lines; credo 2; Hebrews 11:6

worship ping


2 posted on 03/10/2009 12:14:07 AM PDT by reaganaut (ex-mormon, now Christian. "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: reaganaut

If you provide “It is Well With My Soul”, you should also provide Spafford’s story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Is_Well_With_My_Soul


3 posted on 03/10/2009 12:18:50 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: the_Watchman

will do. That one is on my list as well. thanks!


4 posted on 03/10/2009 12:24:11 AM PDT by reaganaut (ex-mormon, now Christian. "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: reaganaut

I think about the sinking of the Titanic, whenever this song is sung.


5 posted on 03/10/2009 12:37:56 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: reaganaut

How nice!!! Thank you !


6 posted on 03/10/2009 12:42:12 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: reaganaut

Oh, and will you be so kind as to put me on your ping list?


7 posted on 03/10/2009 12:43:57 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Me too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj-1b1Yvep8

8 posted on 03/10/2009 2:55:33 AM PDT by Textide
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To: Brad's Gramma

will do.


9 posted on 03/10/2009 11:16:36 AM PDT by reaganaut (ex-mormon, now Christian. "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: reaganaut
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;

I must admit I have never seen all of the lyrics to this song. Is this verse referring to Jacob's ladder?

10 posted on 03/10/2009 6:16:59 PM PDT by Between the Lines (For their sins of 50 million abortions God gave them over to be an ObamaNation {Romans 1:24-32})
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