The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/Nearer, My God, to Thee

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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,
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 dream I'd be, Nearer, my God to thee,
Nearer, my God to thee, nearer to thee!
3.There let the way appear Step unto 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!
5.Or if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, Upwards I fly,
Still all my song shall be, Nearer, my God to thee,
Nearer, my God to thee, nearer to thee! Amen