The Riverside song book/Nearer Home


a chant.

Phoebe Cary.


1. One sweetly sol - emn thought Comes

2. Nearer my Fa - ther’s house, Where the

3. Nearer the bound of life, Where we

4. But lying darkly be - tween, Wind-ing

to me o’er and o’er; I am nearer home to -

ma - ny man - sions be; Nearer the great white

lay our bur - dens down. Nearer leaving the

down through the night, Is the silent, unknown

day Than I ever have be - fore.

throne, Nearer the crystal sea;

cross, Nearer gaining the crown!

stream, That lends at last to the light.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.