The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/One Sweetly Solemn Thought
|One Sweetly Solemn Thought||189|
|(DULCE DOMUM. S. M.)|
|Phoebe Cary, 1852||R. S. Ambrose, 1876|
Nearer my home today am I Than e'er I've been before,
Nearer, today the great white throne,Nearer the crystal sea.
Nearer, to leave the heavy cross, Nearer to gain the crown.
There rolls the deep and unknown stream That leads at last to light.
And I, to day, am near'er home, Nearer than now I think.
Nor let me stand, at last, alone Up on the shore of death. Amen.