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573. One Sweetly Solemn Thought

1 One sweetly solemn thought
Comes to me o’er and o’er;
Near’r to my home today am I
Than e’er I’ve been before.

2 Nearer my Father’s house,
Where many mansions be;
Nearer today, the great white throne,
Nearer the crystal sea.

3 Nearer the bound of life
Where burdens are laid down;
Nearer to leave the heavy cross,
Nearer to gain the crown.

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

5 Father, perfect my trust!
Strengthen my pow’r of faith!
Nor let me stand, at last, alone
Upon the shore of death.

6 Be Thee near when my feet
Are slipping o’er the brink;
For it may be I’m nearer home,
Nearer now than I think.

Text Information
First Line: One sweetly solemn thought
Title: One Sweetly Solemn Thought
Author: Phoebe Cary (1852)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Scripture: John 14:2
Topic: Anticipation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/One_Sweetly_Solemn_Thought)
Tune Information
Name: DULCE DOMUM
Composer: Robert S. Ambrose (1876)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/One_Sweetly_Solemn_Thought)



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