This is a beautiful hymn that was written in the 1800’s – music written by Lowel Mason and lyrics written by Sarah F Adams. The lyrics are based off of Genesis 28:11-19, about Jacob’s dream about the ladder that reached to heaven.
Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me, still all my song shall be,
Chorus: Nearer, my God, to thee; nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone; yet in my dreams I’d be
There let the way appear, steps unto heaven;
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given; angels to beckon me
Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise; so by my woes to be
Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly, still all my song shall be,