Nearer, My God, to Thee | BYU Vocal Point ft. BYU Men’s Chorus

Nearer, My God, to Thee | BYU Vocal Point ft. BYU Men’s Chorus

Choir: *In articulo mortis*
(At the moment of death) *Caelitus mihi vires*
(My strength is from heaven) James: Nearer, my God, to thee Nearer to thee E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me There let the way appear
*In articulo mortis*
(At the moment of death) There let the way appear
*Caelitus mihi vires*
(My strength is from heaven) Steps unto heav’n
*Deo adjuvante non timendum*
(God helping, nothing should be feared) Steps unto heav’n
*In perpetuum*
(Forever) All that thou sendest me
*Dirige nos domine*
(Direct us, O Lord) All that thou sendest me
*Ad augusta per angusta*
(To high places by narrow roads) In mercy giv’n
*Sic itur ad astra, excelsior*
(Such is the path to the stars) *Excelsior*
(Ever upward) *Excelsior*
*Excelsior* *Excelsior!* Still all my song shall be
*Ah, my song shall be* Nearer my God to thee
*Nearer my God to thee* Nearer, my God, to thee,
*Dirige nos domine* Nearer, my God, to thee
*Ad augusta per angusta* Nearer to thee
*Sic itur ad astra, Excelsior* Though like the wanderer,
*In articulo mortis* Though like the wanderer,
*Caelitus mihi vires* The sun gone down
*Deo adjuvante non timendum* The sun gone down
*In perpetuum* Darkness be over me
*Dirige nos domine* Darkness be over me
*Ad augusta per angusta* My rest a stone
*Sic itur ad astra, excelsior* *Excelsior* *Excelsior*
*Excelsior* *Excelsior!* Angels to beckon me
*Angels to beckon me* Nearer, my God, to thee
*Nearer, my God, to thee* Nearer, my God, to thee
*Dirige nos domine* Nearer, my God, to thee
*Ad augusta per angusta* Nearer to
*Sic itur ad astra, excelsior* thee!
*Excelsior* thee!
*Excelsior* thee!
*Excelsior* thee!
*EXCELSIOR! EXCELSIOR!* Or if, on joyful wing
*In articulo mortis* Or if, on joyful wing
*Caelitus mihi vires* Cleaving the sky
*Deo adjuvante non timendum* Cleaving the sky
*In perpetuum* Sun, moon, and stars forgot
*Dirige nos domine* Sun, moon, and stars forgot
*Ad augusta per angusta* Upward I
*Sic itur ad astra, excelsior* Fly!
*Dirige nos domine* Fly!
*Ad augusta per angusta* Fly!
*Sic itur ad astra* Excelsior!


  1. I love this song. It's really strange how it's connected to the Titanic sinking. Apparently the band played this song as the ship sank and everyone left onboard drowned.

  2. I really like gaming, and I stopped to listen closely before I turned on a game… That's how powerful these lyrics are when sung by those sounding like an angelic host. A very bright and prosperous future to you.

  3. He takes a very quick breath at 2:20…takes another quick breath at 2:41…did he really just do that with no breath in between?

  4. This is the saddest song i heard in a long time, this song did same my life in a car crash at the radio. It makes you brave. Thank you.

  5. I can't find the sheet music as the link for it is expired/not working. Can someone send the updated link to the sheet music?

  6. Nearer my god s ………. Song is little difficult for me to catch , but i. Like the music , from lourdes mary , bangalore , india

  7. これキリスト教の歌やねんな、、無神論者やけど、これ聞くと綺麗すぎて神様が耳に降りてきたんちゃうか思ったわ

  8. Me an atheist: I don't particularly enjoy religious music, except for opera.
    Also me, after this video: EXCELSIOR!! EXCELSIOR!!

  9. I have just listened to this uplifting choir but and it is a big but on our news an American lady unintentionally killed a 19 year old boy ,
    It does not take much imagination to think how his parents feel.and the lady responsible has fled the country without even a sorry ,
    How do you think we view all yes all Americans now.

  10. i'm not even in christianity or any religion.. I belive in science, I'd say the way humans express themselves in such way is art, there is something hidden beneath our skin and brain and being.. an energy and this gives me a tingle.. SUBARASHI!

  11. Fairly certain this is the best choral arrangement on youtube to date. Will have to do more research i.e. watch every single choir piece i can find, but the way this builds, the deep complexities of the sounds, the bass. The bass. The soloist's held note over the call and response, the wonderful wonderful tenor parts.
    This song lifts us up to worship our mighty God.

  12. This is like a rly rly condensed version of my testimony but I grew up a Baptist. I live in Utah, and was highly exposed to the LDS Church. One day, I was in the visitors center of the Salt Lake Temple, and as I was looking at the statue of Jesus Christ, I got this amazing feeling of peace. This feeling that I was going to be ok. I tried to leave, but my friend made me stay. I prayed. I realized that Heavenly Father was trying to help me. So I agreed to go to Seminary with one of my friends. The first hymn we sung when I was in there was Nearer My God to Thee. I just cried and cried because I realized I was nearer to God. I realized that the LDS church is the one true church and I’m just so thankful that I finally understood that.

  13. Me and the boys meme has a new format.

    joking aside , this is one of the best chorale videos I've ever watched. This still give me spine chills whenever I watch this

  14. I strugle with depresion but every time I listen to this song its like God lifts all my fears and everything away. Praise Him!!!

  15. IS it me or does this song has a lot of s sounds (sibilance). Trying to remove via the eq etc. but even with the praise team these sound stays…

  16. Mormons singing about God. Its to bad they don't believe in God. Mormonism, the biggest cult of all time.

  17. It's not that hard to remember that language the choir is singing when the Holy Spirit reveals it to you. And it's a wonderful reminder of the Heavens we came from, indeed.


  18. I can’t believe how long this video took to make…. 4 hours, and it was all previously recorded…. so we were lip singing….. I also will add that I was in a bad mood, so I didn’t get a lot of camera time, unlike other recordings (at the devotionals) where the camera couldn’t get enough of me…. 😏😎🤴🏾🤷🏾‍♂️….

  19. I am a Christian, I hold my trust as many of us do, in our God Almighty. I am so happy about this song…. it brings us a supporting choir for the best football team ever – CFC Chelsea Football Club

  20. It's so powerful, so beautiful, so… Wow..
    It makes me cry, that's so beautiful !
    Thank you for this wonderful music video

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