Nearer, My God, to Thee

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Nearer, My God, to Thee. Hymn existing in 2 vers., Eng. and Amer., both set to verses (1841) by Eng. poet Sarah Flower Adams (1805–48). Eng. vers. comp. by John Dykes. Was sung by passengers as liner Titanic sank in 1912. Amer. hymn is sung to tune Bethany (1859) by Lowell Mason (1792–1872).