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65. Nearer to Thee

1 When doubt and conflict weigh me down,
and clouds before me rise,
Whose gath’ring gloom and deep’ning shade
With sorrow fills mine eyes,
‘Tis then I lift my fainting soul,
In prayer that I may be
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee.

2 When joys that once I thought so true
Have lost each balmy sweet,
And withered hopes, like summer flowers,
Lie crushed beneath my feet,
With quivering lip and yearning heart
I pray on bended knee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee.

3 While day by day I journey on
To reach that world sublime,
That stands in perfect loveliness
Beyond the shore of time;
My faith looks up and softly breathes
The prayer so dear to me,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee.

Text Information
First Line: When doubt and conflict weigh me down
Title: Nearer to Thee
Author: Martha J. Lankton
Refrain First Line: Nearer, my God, to thee
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Copyright, 1887, by John J. Hood.
Tune Information
Name: [When doubt and conflict weigh me down]
Composer: Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
Key: A♭ Major

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