Scripture Verse

Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Romans 13:11

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: C. A. Fyke, in Win­dows of Hea­ven, New Ed­i­tion, com­piled by Hen­ry M. Whar­ton, re­vised by I. S. Field (Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land: Na­tion­al Ev­an­gel­i­za­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1898), num­ber 123 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Fyke’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Nearer home, nearer home,
I am one day nearer home,
Nearer all that is dear to the soul;
Nearer kindred and friends,
Nearer to the bounds of life,
Blessèd thought, I am nearer the goal!

Refrain

Nearer home, sweet home,
Every day takes me one day nearer home;
Nearer home, sweet home,
Soon I’ll rest in that home, sweet home.

Nearer home, nearer home,
I am one day nearer home,
Nearer where many mansions will be;
Nearer to that great throne,
And the white robed angel band,
On the banks of the bright crystal sea.

Refrain

Nearer home, nearer home,
Yes, I’m one day nearer home,
There the cross is laid down for a crown;
Nearer home, that blest land
Where there’s rest from toil and care,
And our Savior invites us to come.

Refrain