135. One Sweetly Solemn Thought

1 One sweetly solemn thought
Comes to me o'er and o'er—
Nearer my parting hour am I,
Nearer than ever before.

Nearer my Father's houses,
Where many mansions be—
Nearer the throne where Jesus reigns—
Nearer the crystal sea.

2 Nearer my going home—
Laying my burden down—
Leaving my cross of heavy grief—
Wearing my starry crown. [Refrain]

3 Nearer the hidden stream,
Winding through shades of night,
Rolling its cold, dark waves between
Me and the world of light. [Refrain]

4 Jesus! to thee I cling;
Strengthen my arm of faith;
Stay near me while my way-worn feet
Press through the stream of death. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: One sweetly solemn thought
Title: One Sweetly Solemn Thought
Author: Miss Phoebe Carey
Refrain First Line: Nearer my Father's house
Language: English
Publication Date: 1875
Tune Information
Name: [One sweetly solemn thought] (Converse)
Composer: Karl Reden

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