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Hymn Inspired by Jacob's Dream

From the October 24, 1901 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Hearst's Chicago American


The hymn, Nearer, my God, to Thee," which President McKinley made famous in his dying moments, and which was sung at funeral services the world over on September 19, has an interesting history. It is said to be the best metrical expression in modern psalmody of the desire for a more intimate spiritual acquaintance with God.