Monday, November 23, 2009

Nearer My God to Thee

Just a little something I can't get out of my head
I'll share it with you before I go to bed.  
Nearer My God to Thee
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!
Chorus
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, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
Chorus
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,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
Chorus
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!
Chorus
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!
You can read a brief background of this song here.

1 comment:

Estelle said...

Thoughts bright with praise! And in death to cleave the sky, sun moon stars forgot - upwards fly singing nearer my God to Thee!

A quick look at the background as given in your Facebook note, I was shocked to read these words by Ted Turner:
"We won't be signing off until the world ends. We'll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event.... and when the end of the world comes, we'll play 'Nearer My God to Thee' before we sign off."

Ted Turner (even though he has giving $1 billion to UN charity) is going to be in for a horror awakening: he is more unsure about technical problems than about how the world is going to end!!!!! Let's pray for him today.