Sarah Flower Adams

(1805-1848 / Essex / England)

Nearer, My God, To Thee. - Poem by Sarah Flower Adams

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 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,
Nearer to Thee.

Then let the way appear
Steps unto heaven;
All that Thou sendest me
In mercy given:
Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee.

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 to Thee.

Or if on joyful wing,
Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upward I fly:
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee.


Comments about Nearer, My God, To Thee. by Sarah Flower Adams

  • Anil Kumar Panda (4/17/2018 11:55:00 AM)


    Beautiful poetry. A prayer in His praise. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/2/2015 3:11:00 PM)


    Wonderful poem..........I liked it. (Report) Reply

  • (11/9/2014 3:08:00 PM)


    Nearer indeed.. Nice one (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2014 7:00:00 PM)


    ............this is such a beautiful poem....truly enjoyed this write.... (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: song, god, moon, sun, heaven, sky, angel, dream, star



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2001



Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
[Report Error]