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One sweetly solemn thought Comes to me oer and

One sweetly solemn thought
Comes to me oer and oer;
Nearer to my home today am I
Than eer Ive been before.

Nearer my Fathers house,
Where many mansions be;
Nearer today, the great white throne,
Nearer the crystal sea.

Nearer the bound of life
Where burdens are laid down;
Nearer to leave the heavy cross,
Nearer to gain the crown.

But lying darkly between,
Winding down through the night,
Is the deep and unknown stream
To be crossed ere we reach the light.

Father, perfect my trust!
Strengthen my power of faith!
Nor let me stand, at last, alone
Upon the shore of death.

Be Thee near when my feet
Are slipping over the brink;
For it may be Im nearer home,
Nearer now than I think.

---Alternative verses---

Jesus, perfect my trust,
strengthen the grasp of my faith;
let me feel thee near when I stand
on the edge of the shore of death.

Feel thee near when my feet
are slipping over the brink;
for it may be I'm nearer home,
nearer now than I think.

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Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
      Dates: 1852
      Bible Refs: Jn 14:2; Heb 11:16;
      Name: DULCE DOMUM
      Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        Dates: 1876
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