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.

Refrain:
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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