94. One Sweetly Solemn Thought

1 One sweetly solemn thought
Comes to me o’er and o’er,
I’m nearer home today,
Than e’er I’ve been before.
Nearer my Father’s house,
Where many mansions be;
Nearer the great white throne,
Nearer the crystal sea.

I’m nearer home today,
I’m nearer home today,
Than e’er I’ve been before..

2 Nearer the bound of life,
Where burdens are laid down,
Nearer to leave the cross,
Nearer to gain the crown.
But, lying dark between,
Winding down thro’ the night,
There rolls the unknown stream
That leads at last to light. [Refrain]

3 E’en now, perchance my feet
Are slipping on the brink,
And I am nearer home,
Nearer than now I think.
Father, perfect my trust,
Strengthen my power of faith!
Nor let me stand alone
Upon the shore of death. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: One sweetly solemn thought
Title: One Sweetly Solemn Thought
Author: Phoebe Cary
Refrain First Line: I’m nearer home today
Language: English
Publication Date: 1922
Tune Information
Name: [One sweetly solemn thought]
Composer: Geo. B. Nevin

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