Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Nearer, My God, to Thee

Hymn lyrics by Sarah F. Adams,
Music by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr.

Verse 1

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.

Chorus

Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

Verse 2

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.

Chorus

Verse 3

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.

Chorus

Verse 4

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.

Chorus

Verse 5

Or, if on joyful wing
Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upward I’ll fly,
Still all my song shall be,
Nearer, my God, to Thee.

Chorus

Monday, August 15, 2005

My Jesus, I Love Thee

Hymn lyrics by William R. Featherston,
Music by Adoniram J. Gordon

Verse 1

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign.
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

Verse 2

I love Thee because Thou has first lov├Ęd me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree.
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

Verse 3

I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

Verse 4

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.