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Words by Sarah F. Adams (1805-1848), 1841Tune: BETHANY by Lowell Mason (1792-1872), 1856Key signature: G major (1 sharp)Time signature: 4/4Meter: 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.Public DomainOrgan Performance at Hymns Without Words1. 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!2. There let the way appear, steps unto Heav’n; All that Thou sendest me, in mercy giv’n; Angels to beckon me Nearer, my God, to Thee.3. 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.