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Hymns To God™

One Sweetly Solemn Thought

Lyrics: Carey, Phoebe
Music: O'Kane, T. C.
Music Score: PDF
Projection Score:
Sound File: Midi
MUP File: Hymn Page
Copyright: Public Domain - USA

One Sweetly Solemn Thought

by Phoebe Carey

One Sweetly solemn thought
Comes to me o'er and o'er,
I.m nearer home today,
Than e'er I've been before.

Nearer my Father's house,
Where many mansions be,
Nearer the great white throne,
Nearer the crystal sea.

Nearer the bound where we
Will lay our burdens down;
Nearer to leave the cross,
Nearer to wear the crown

But lying darkly between,
Winding down through the night,
Is the deep and unknown stream
To be crossed ere we reach the light.

Jesus, perfect my trust,
Strengthen the hand of my faith;
Let me feel Thee near when I stand
On the edge of the shore of death;

Feel Thee near when my feet
Are slipping over the brink;
For it may be I'm nearer home,
Nearer now than I think.


I'm nearer home, I'm nearer home,
Yes nearer to the "shining shore,"
I'm nearer home, I'm nearer home
Than ever I have been before.