The nearer I reach the end of life

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1 The nearer I reach the end of life,
The sweeter is Home to me;
I long for the fragrant flow'rs that grow
On the banks of the Crystal Sea.

Chorus:
Home, Home, Heavenly Home,
Fair are my dreams of thee;
The nearer I reach the end of time,
The sweeter thou art to me.

2 The nearer the fading of the leaf,
The brighter the colors grow;
I sigh, when the evening shadows fall,
For the light of the morning glow. [Chorus]

3 The nearer I reach the banks of bloom,
The fairer the breezes blow;
The nearer I reach the Fount of Love,
Then the sweeter the waters flow. [Chorus]

4 The nearer I reach the Morning Land,
The fairer the golden light;
My eyes in the gath'ring mists grown dim,
Then the clearer immortal sight. [Chorus]


Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #111

Author: Jessie P. Tompkins

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First Line: The nearer I reach the end of life
Author: Jessie P. Tompkins

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