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

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/26/2019 11:25:00 PM)

    An outstanding religious song reiterating proximity with almighty God in all circumstances.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/26/2019 3:05:00 AM)

    I'm far away
    from the holy worshiping place

    no; it's wrong
    God is everywhere

    wherever you go
    God is there

    no far for God
    it's near; nearer from your heart..........(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (5/26/2019 2:34:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem in love is amazingly shared here.(Report)Reply

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (3/4/2019 7:38:00 PM)

    A poem of deep devotion.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (3/4/2019 2:01:00 AM)

    i am reminded of the song nearer my God to Thee, nearer to Thee.. love it. tony(Report)Reply

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

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

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/2/2015 3:11:00 PM)

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

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  • Jossy Okun (11/9/2014 3:08:00 PM)

    Nearer indeed.. Nice one(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (5/30/2014 7:00:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2001



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