Hymn Inspired by Jacob's Dream

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.

October 24, 1901

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