Nearer my home

A crown of glory bright

Author: Alice Cary
Published in 63 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Author: Alice Cary

Alice Cary (1820-1871) was born and raised in Mount Healthy in Hamilton County, Ohio. Her family had come from Lyme, New Hampshire when her grandfather was given land in return for his service in the Continental Army. She had been nationally recognized as an interpreter of pioneer traditions. Her short story collections depict Mount Healthy as it was transformed from an isolated rural village to a Cincinnati suburb. She and her sister Phoebe wrote for local religious periodicals before Alice moved to New York City. John Greenleaf Whitier praised Alice's stories as "simple, natural, truthful [with] a keen sense of humor and pathos of the comedy and tragedy of life in the country." Her hymn "Along the mountain track of life" was published i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A crown of glory bright
Title: Nearer my home
Author: Alice Cary
Refrain First Line: I'm nearer my home


A crown of glory bright [high], p. 214, i. This hymn, attributed to Alice Cary in most collections of hymns, is claimed by Mr. Hubert Main of New York for Phoebe Cary (p. 214, i.), sister of Alice. It appeared anonymously in a Sunday School hymn book published by the Sunday School Union, N. Y., in 1800. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



Instances (1 - 63 of 63)

A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d2

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Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #177

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d1

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Bradbury's Golden Shower of S.S. Melodies: a new collection of hymns and tunes for the Sabbath school #21

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Chapel Melodies #131

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d2

Fruits and Flowers #d3

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Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #90

Hallowed Songs #d2

Happy Voices #d1

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #89

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #367

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Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #76

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d3

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #587

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Sabbath Carols : A New Collection of Music and Hymns #104

Sabbath Carols: a New Collection #d1

Song-Flowers #d1

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Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #35a

Songs of Praise #d2

Songs of Salvation. Work songs #d2

Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d2

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #345

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The Baptist Praise Book #1051

The Canadian Sunday School Harp #d2

The Clariona #d2

The Congregation #d2

The Evangelist's Songs of Praise #d2

The Evergreen #d2

The Golden Promise #d1

The Hymns of "Happy Voices" (without music) #d1

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #112

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #588

The Sabbath Chimes #d1

The Sabbath School Hosanna #d3

The Singing Pilgrim #d2

The Starry Crown of Sunday School Melodies #d1

The Voice of Praise #d3

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Westminster Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of hymns and tunes for use in sabbath-schools and social meetings #51

Worship in the School Room #d2

Wreath of Praise #d2

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