Advent Hymnals

882. ONE SWEETLY SOLEMN THOUGHT

Christ in Song,

1.
One sweetly solemm tho't,
Comes to me o'er and o'er;
I'm nearer to my home today,
Than e'er I've been before.

Chorus:
Nearer my home,
Nearer my home;
Nearer my home today, today,
Than e'er I've been before.

2.
Nearer my Father's house,
Where many mansions be;
Nearer the throne where Jesus reigns,
Nearer the crystal sea.  [Chorus]

3.
Nearer my going home,
Laying my burdens down,
Leaving my cross of heavy grief,
Wearing my starry crown.  [Chorus]



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Title One Sweetly Solemn Thought
Key B♭ Major
Titles Nearer my home,
First Line One sweetly solemn tho't
Author Phoebe Cary
Year 1908
Composer Philip Phillips
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Tune One sweetly solemn tho't
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Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal: Nearing Home
Texts Hebrews 11:16
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