Nearer To Thee Lyrics

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke - Nearer To Thee Lyrics


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

Song & Lyrics Facts

Sam Cooke's "Nearer to Thee" is a gospel song released in 1957 on his album, Peace In The Valley. Written by Sam Cooke and J.W.

Alexander, it was recorded with the Soul Stirrers at Master Recorders studio in Hollywood. It features Cooke singing lead vocals backed by the band's harmonies. Lyrics include “I'm gonna lay down my burden/ Down by the riverside/ I'm gonna study war no more”. This soulful hymn conveys the message of looking for peace, whether it be through faith or simply giving up one's worries. The song has been featured on several compilations and has been covered by many artists over the years.

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