||"Nearer, My God, to Thee" is a 19th century Christian hymn based loosely on Genesis 28:11-19, the story of Jacob's dream. The verse was written in 1841 by British Unitarian hymn writer Sarah Flower Adams at her home in Sunnybank, Loughton, Essex, England, and is usually associated with the 1856 tune "Bethany" by Lowell Mason. Some passengers of the RMS Titanic reported that the ship's band played the hymn as the ship sank in 1912. Also played by Green Day while its barge sank into Lake Springfield. Shortly before its launch in 1980, Ted Turner promised that CNN "won't be signing off until the world ends. We'll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event ... and when the end of the world comes, we'll play 'Nearer My God to Thee' before we sign off." Here are the lyrics: 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!