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Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy the Home When God is There

Here's another hymn on the theme of home. I love the sweet manner of expression it has regarding the joys of a Christian home.

Happy the home when God is there,
And love fills every breast;
When one their wish, and one their prayer,
And one their heav’nly rest.

Happy the home where Jesus’ Name
Is sweet to every ear;
Where children early speak His fame,
And parents hold Him dear.

Happy the home where prayer is heard,
And praise each day does rise;
Where parents love the sacred Word
And all its wisdom prize.

Lord, let us in our homes agree
This bless├Ęd peace to gain;
Unite our hearts in love to Thee,
And love to all will reign.

Henry Ware, Jr., 1846

Tune: St. Agnes, John B. Dykes, 1866

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1 comment:

rosemary said...

Such beautiful, true thoughts.