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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)



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A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d2
A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp: being a selection of hymns set to music, for Sunday schools and the social circle #91Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: printed only for the use of the sabbath school of the Tenth Presbyterian Church, of Philadelphia #50Page Scan
Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #177Page Scan
Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d1
Bradbury's Golden Shower of S.S. Melodies: a new collection of hymns and tunes for the Sabbath school #21AudioPage Scan
Chapel Melodies #131Page Scan
Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d2
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #655Page Scan
Echoes from Zion: for the prayer meeting, camp-meeting, family circle, and all seasons of religious interest #107Page Scan
Fruits and Flowers #d3
Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #90Page Scan
Hallowed Songs #d2
Hallowed Songs: a collection of the most popular hymns and tunes, both old, and new, designed for prayer and social meetings, revivals, family worship, and Sabbath schools #332Page Scan
Hallowed Songs: for prayer and social meetings, containing hymns and tunes, carefully selected from all sources, both old and new, and are of the most spiritual..(Newly Revised) #128Page Scan
Happy Voices #d1
Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #89Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #367Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #76Page Scan
Hymns for the use of the Sabbath School of the Second Reformed Church, Albany N. Y. #23Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Sunday School of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Jersey City #d3
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d3
Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d4
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #587Page Scan
Pilgrim's Songs: a musical pocket companion, or hymn and tune fook for prayer and social meetings consisting chiefly of selections from the author's most popular melodies and hymns that have . . . #91Page Scan
Sabbath Carols : A New Collection of Music and Hymns #104Page Scan
Sabbath Carols: a New Collection #d1
Select Hymns for the use of the Mission School of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church #d2
Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d4
Social Hymn Book: Being the Hymns of the Social Hymn and Tune Book for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family, and Congregation (2nd ed.) #424Page Scan
Song-Flowers #d1
Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #35aPage Scan
Songs of Praise #d2
Songs of Salvation. Work songs #d2
Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d2
The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #345Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #1051Page Scan
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
The New Golden Shower: containing the Gems of the "Golden Shower," with about one-half additional (new) pieces, designed for sunday schools, social, missionary and temperance meetings #20bPage Scan
The New Sabbath School Hosanna: enlarged and improved: a choice collection of popular hymns and tunes, original and selected: for the Sunday school and the family circle... #31aPage Scan
The New Shining Star: a collection of tunes for Sunday Schools #42Page Scan
The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #112Page Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #588Page Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #588Page Scan
The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #413Page Scan
The Sabbath Chimes #d1
The Sabbath School Hosanna #d3
The Sabbath School Timbrel ... On the Same Notation as "The Timbrel of Zion" #d2
The Shining Star : A New Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Sunday Schools #42Page Scan
The Singing Pilgrim #d2
The Starry Crown of Sunday School Melodies #d1
The Voice of Praise #d3
The Wesleyan Minstrel: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes. 2nd ed. #87bPage Scan
Waters' Choral Harp: a new and superior collection of choice hymns and tunes, mostly new, written and composed for Sunday schools, missionary, revival, and social meetings, and for church worship #57cPage Scan
Westminster Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of hymns and tunes for use in sabbath-schools and social meetings #51Page Scan
Worship in the School Room #d2
Wreath of Praise #d2
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