Beautiful home

Far away in the land of the pure and bright

Author: Knowles Shaw
Published in 11 hymnals

Author: Knowles Shaw

Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he was ca… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Far away in the land of the pure and bright
Title: Beautiful home
Author: Knowles Shaw
Refrain First Line: O beautiful home



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Gates of Praise: for the Sabbath-School, praise service, prayer-meeting, etc. #150Page Scan
Gates of Praise: for the Sabbath-school, praise-service, prayer-meeting, etc. #150Page Scan
Popular Hymns No. 3 #d29
Quartette: containing Songs for the Ransomed, Songs of Love Peace and Joy, Gems of Gospel Song, Salvation Echoes, with one hundred choice selections added #380Page Scan
Salvation Echoes: for Sabbath School, Gospel, Prayer and Praise Meetings #25Page Scan
Shining Pearls #d11
Sparkling Jewels for the Sunday School: a new collection of choice music #29Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d129
The Pearl #d26
The Violet: a book of music and hymns, with lessons of instruction designed for Sunday Schools, social meetings, and home circles #42Page Scan
The Welcome: a collection of songs, hymns, chants, anthems and choruses,for the Sabbath school and home sircle #146Page Scan