NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE by Richard Goerdeler 1896
NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE (Transcriptions for the Piano.
SACRED and SECULAR by RICHARD GOERDELER.) Richard Goerdeler, Published by Theodore Presser,
Philadelphia, Pa., 1896.
Piano - Christian Hymn
"Nearer, My God, to Thee" is a 19th-century Christian hymn by Sarah Flower Adams, which retells the story of Jacob's dream. Genesis 28:11–12 can be translated as follows: "So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it..."--Wikipedia
The hymn is well known, among other uses, as the alleged last song the band on RMS Titanic played before the ship sank and was sung by the crew and passengers of the SS Valencia as it sank off the Canadian coast in 1906.--Wikipedia
Nice condition overall with some mild soil (moderate heavy in some places) and a small spine opening edge tear at the top. Secure with unmarked pages. Large format sheet music (About 13-1/2 x 10-1/2 with 7 pages). Scarce.