158. Nearer Home

1 One sweetly solemn thought
Comes to me o’er and o’er;
I’m nearer to my home today
Than e’er I’ve been before.
But waves of that dark sea
Are rolling in my sight;
Yet, bright beyond the roiling tide,
Appears the dawn of light.

Nearer home, nearer home,
I’m nearer Canaan’s shore;
I’m nearer home, my long sought home,
Than e’er I’ve been before.

2 O Lord, confirm my trust,
Make strong the hand of faith,
To feel thee when I trembling stand
Upon the shore of death.
Be near me when my feet
Are slipping o’er the brink;
For I am nearer home today,
Perhaps than I may think. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: One sweetly solemn thought
Title: Nearer Home
Refrain First Line: Nearer home, nearer home
Publication Date: 1893
Tune Information
Name: [One sweetly solemn thought]
Composer: J. H. Kissinger

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