Like many I grew up singing hymns in church. I never thought I’d miss them when I was singing them every week. However, many years later, I find myself not only enjoying them but longing for them. I looking forward to those weeks when the worship leader pulls out a hymn that I had almost forgotten. Josh led a few weeks ago and this was one that he chose.
“Nearer My God to Thee” hasn’t gotten much play in my mind or imagination for twenty-five years or more. My favorite verse is also the first.
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.
Here’s the rest of the hymn with some background and information on the writer.