Nearer My God To Thee
Bethany - Christian HymnNearer, my God, to Thee is a famous 19th century Christian hymn.
The first five verses were written in 1841 by British actress and poet Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848).
The sixth verse was written by Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr.
This hymn is based on the scripture Genesis 28:11-12.
The music is the tune Bethany, which was composed in 1856 by American composer Lowell Mason (1792-1872).
The hymn has become associated with the RMS Titanic, as passengers reported that the string ensemble played it in the final minutes before the vessel sank.
Please note that this score for choir SATB contains the complete lyrics in English (6 verses).
Music : Lowell Mason (1792-1872), Bethany, 1856.
Lyrics : Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848), 1841.
Meter : 10.10.12.10
Duration : 00:57
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