The minister was preaching And the crowd was standing near The congregation was singing a tune In a voice that was loud and clear
You know the crowd that stood around him They were crying, I could plainly see For the song that they sang was touching They were singing 'Nearer My God To Thee'
O, nearer my God to Thee, nearer, nearer to Thee We kept on singing, nearer my God, nearer my God to Thee Oh Lord, we kept on singing nearer Nearer my God, nearer, nearer to Thee They kept on singing, nearer my, my God, nearer my God to Thee Oh yes, nearer, nearer
Songs have a feeling There's a story in every song we sing Songs that are known to lift heavy burdens If all of our troubles, to God we oughta bring
And if we are Christians we ought not to be ashamed To lift our voices, admire Jesus' name We ought to be able to sing, nearer, nearer my God to Thee Oh help me Lord, lift our voices and sing, nearer, nearer, nearer yes
Nearer, I want to get nearer to Thee When I get lonely I can sing, nearer Nearer my God to Thee, yes I can I just bow down and say nearer and nearer, nearer Nearer my God to Thee, nearer, nearer my God to Thee