Nearer My Home.

ONE sweetly solemn thought

Comes to me o'er and o'er:

I'm nearer my home to-day

Than ever I've been before.

Nearer my Father's house,

Where the "many mansions" be;

Nearer the great white throne,

Nearer the jasper sea.

Nearer that bound of life,

Where we lay our burdens down;

Nearer leaving my cross,

Nearer wearing my crown.