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It’s well-known that as the Titanic was sinking, the popular hymn “Nearer my God to Thee” was being sung and played by those still aboard. 

I’ll post below from the movie “Titanic” the scene  that illustrates this.  No voices, only a string quartet, but it’s nicely done.

If you like stringed music, and want to see live footage of the Titanic 100 years ago, click here for last year’s post.  It’s Pachelbel’s Canon in D.

Here are the lyrics by Sarah F. Adams:

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me;
Still all my song would 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;
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

There let the way appear steps unto heav’n;
All that Thou sendest me in mercy giv’n;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

The with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be 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, upwards I fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

 

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Sunday

Michelangelo - The Risen Christ

Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalene at the Empty Tomb - artist unknown

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Saturday

Andrea Mantegna - Lamentation over the Dead Christ - c. 1480

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Friday

Salvador Dalí - Christ of Saint John of the Cross - 1951

 

Pieta - Michelangelo - 1499

Michelangelo - Pietà - 1499 - detail

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