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118. Nearer, O God, to Thee

1 Nearer, O God, to Thee,
Hear Thou our pray’r;
E’en tho’ a heavy cross,
Fainting we bear;
Still all our pray’r shall be,
Nearer to Thee,
Nearer, O God, to Thee;
Nearer to Thee.

2 If, where they led the Lord,
We, too, are borne;
Planting our steps in His;
Weary and worn;
There let us ever be;
Nearer to Thee;
Nearer, O God, to Thee;
Nearer to Thee.

3 And when Thou, Lord, once more,
Glorious shalt come;
Oh, for a dwelling place
In Thy bright home;
Thro’ all eternity!
Nearer to Thee;
Nearer, O God, to Thee;
Nearer to Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Nearer, O God, to Thee
Title: Nearer, O God, to Thee
Author: W. W. How (alt.)
Meter: 6s & 4s.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: Aspiration
Tune Information
Name: HOW
Composer: R. Menthal
Meter: 6s & 4s.



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