Woman Performs Beautiful Acoustic Rendition Of ‘Nearer, My God, To Thee’

Hannah Fridenmaker presents a beautiful acoustic rendition of the Christian hymn, ‘Nearer, My God, To Thee.’

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The original lyrics of this song were composed by Sarah Adams and William Fox in 1841, and the tune was composed by Lowell Mason in 1856.

‘Nearer, My God, to Thee’ is scripture-based and retells the story of Jacob’s dream that is found in Genesis 28:11–12 which says, “So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it…”

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!

It is a well-known hymn and is sung by congregations around the world, it was allegedly the last song that the band on RMS Titanic played before it sank into the waters. It was also the last song that the crew and passengers of the SS Valencia sang before it sank near the Canadian coast in 1906.

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!

Let us always remember to call upon the name of the Lord even when we are in the midst of darkness, trouble and challenging times, because He is faithful to His children and will answer our prayers. Amen!

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Marlene Gibson

Very good job singing this old hymn. Although the hymn is old, it’s still just as pretty as it ever was. This young lady did an excellent job.

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