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As the final plunge begins, the orchestra give a final performance of Nearer, My God, to Thee, to the tune of Bethany, even when the water is up to their feet and even when they about to be washed off the deck. In real life, there has been much speculation about what their last song was. First-class Canadian passenger Mrs. Vera Dick, and several other passengers, alleged that the final tune played was that of the hymn "Nearer, My God, to Thee".

Hartley reportedly once said to a friend if he were on a sinking ship, "Nearer, My God, to Thee" would be one of the songs he would play. But Walter Lord's book A Night to Remember popularised wireless operator Harold Bride's 1912 account (New York Times) that he heard the song "Autumn" before the ship sank.

It is considered Bride either meant the hymn tune known as "Autumn" or the tune of the then-popular waltz "Songe d'Automne" but neither were in the White Star Line songbook for the band.

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Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me,

still all my song shall 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 heaven;

all that thou sendest me, in mercy given;

angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to thee;

nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!


Then, 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, upward 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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