1 "Nearer, my God, to Thee," this is my prayer;
Nearer Thy bleeding side, kept by Thy care;
Nearer, my God, to Thee, whate’er betide;
Nearer the saving cross, where Jesus died.
2 "Nearer, my God, to Thee," throughout each day;
Teach how to keep Thy laws, teach how to pray;
Jesus, dear risen Lord, this is my plea;
Draw me, by love divine, nearer to Thee.
3 Fill this poor heart with love, this tongue with praise;
So I may tell Thy power, through all my days;
Daily my will and choice, I would resign
Till all my life is lost, Savior, in Thine.
4 Then, when Heav’n’s glories burst all on my sight,
When I behold the Lamb who is the light,
Then from my raptured heart will burst my plea,
"Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee."