491. One Sweetly Solemn Thought

1 One sweetly solemn tho't
Comes to me o'er and o'er,
I'm nearer home today
Than I have been before.

Refrain:
Nearer my home, (Beautiful home,)
Nearer my home, (Heavenly home,)
Soon will my work be done,
Then I shall rest at home.

2 Nearer my Father's house,
Where many mansions be;
Nearer the great white throne,
Nearer the crystal sea. [Refrain]

3 For even now my feet
May stand upon its brink;
I may be nearer home,
Nearer than now I think. [Refrain]

4 O let me ready be
Whene'er the call shall come
To bid the world farewell
And gladly leave for home. [Refrain]

5 My heart is over there,
I often long for rest,
And there to join my voice
With all the pure and blest. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: One sweetly solemn tho't
Title: One Sweetly Solemn Thought
Author: Phoebe Cary
Author (vs. 4-5): Charles P. Jones
Refrain First Line: Nearer my home
Language: English
Publication Date: 1977
Topic: Male Quartet
Tune Information
Name: [One sweetly solemn tho't]
Composer: S. J. Sirron
Key: A♭ Major



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