Nearer my home

A crown of glory bright

Author: Alice Cary
Tune: NEARER MY HOME
Published in 67 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

Notes

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)

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

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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp #91

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A Selection of Hymns #50

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a345

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa345

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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 #21

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Chapel Melodies #131

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d2

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Echoes from Zion #107

Fruits and Flowers #d3

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Gems of Song #90

Hallowed Songs #d2

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Hallowed Songs #332

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Hallowed Songs #128

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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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #587

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Pilgrim's Songs #91

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Sabbath Carols #104

Sabbath Carols #d1

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d4

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Social Hymn Book #424

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

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The Church Hymnal #590

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 New Golden Shower #20b

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #31a

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The New Shining Star #42

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #112

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #588

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #588

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The Revivalist #413

The Sabbath Chimes #d1

The Sabbath School Hosanna #d3

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The Shining Star #42

The Singing Pilgrim #d2

The Starry Crown of Sunday School Melodies #d1

The Voice of Praise #d3

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The Wesleyan Minstrel #87b

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Waters' Choral Harp #57c

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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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