481. One Sweetly Solemn Thought

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

Nearer my home today, today,
Than I have been before.

2 Nearer the bound of life,
Where burdens are laid down,
Where we shall lay aside the cross,
And win and wear the crown.
Nearer death’s silent stream,
That winds ‘mid shades unknown,
Nearer the radiant shores that gleam
With glory from the throne. [Refrain]

3 Perhaps my weary feet
Have almost gain’d the brink,
I may be nearer home today,
Far nearer than I think,
Father, perfect my trust,
To feel in life or death,
My weary feet securely rest
On Christ, my Rock, my Faith. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: One sweetly solemn thought
Title: One Sweetly Solemn Thought
Author: Phoebe Cary
Refrain First Line: Nearer my home today
Meter: C. M. D. with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: Death
Tune Information
Name: CARY
Composer: S. M. Bixby
Meter: C. M. D. with Refrain

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