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91. Nearer My Home

1 On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan's fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.

I'm nearer my home, nearer my home,
Nearer my home to-day,
I'm nearer my home in heaven above,
Than ever I've been before.

2 Oh, the transporting, rapturous scene
That rises to my sight!
Sweet fields arrayed in living green,
And rivers of delight.

3 O'er all those wide-extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God, the Son, forever reigns
And scatters night away.

4 When shall I reach that happy place,
And be forever blest?
When shall I see my Father's face,
And in his bosom rest?

Text Information
First Line: On Jordan's stormy banks I stand
Title: Nearer My Home
Publication Date: 1884
Refrain First Line: I'm nearer my home, nearer my home
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