"Nearer My God To Thee"

A cappella, nine voices

Lyrics by Sarah F. Adams, 18051848
Music by Lowell Mason, 17921872
Arrangement and Latin verse by James Stevens

Performed by BYU Vocal Point





Solo / Duet



In articulo mortis
Caelitus mihi vires

Nearer my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee
E'en though it be a cross
That raiseth me.


There let the way appear,
Steps unto heaven
All that Thou sendest me,
In mercy given



Still all my song shall be
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,



Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee.




Or if on joyful wing,
Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upward I fly.

Excelsior!

Latin verse



In articulo mortis
Caelitus mihi vires

Oo...
Oo...
Oo...
Oo...


In articulo mortis caelitus mihi vires.
Deo adjuvante non timendum in perpetuum.
Dirige nos Domine ad augusta per angusta.
Sic itur ad astra excelsior,
excelsior, excelsior,
excelsior, excelsi-

All my song shall be
Nearer my God, to Thee,
Dirige nos Domine ad augusta per angusta.
Sic itur ad astra excelsior!


In articulo mortis caelitus mihi vires.
Deo adjuvante non timendum in perpetuum.
Dirige nos Domine ad augusta per angusta.
Sic itur ad astra excelsior,
excelsior, excelsior,
excelsior, excelsi-

Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Dirige nos Domine ad augusta per angusta.
Sic itur ad astra excelsior!
excelsior, excelsior,
excelsior, excelsior,
excelsior, excelsior,

In articulo mortis caelitus mihi vires.
Deo adjuvante non timendum in perpetuum.
Dirige nos Domine ad augusta per angusta.
Sic itur ad astra excelsior.
Dirige nos Domine ad augusta per angusta.
Sic itur ad astra excelsior!