Happy the Home When God Is There

Happy the home when God is there, And love fills every breast

Author: Henry Ware (1846)
Published in 53 hymnals

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1. 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.

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

3. Happy the home where prayer is heard,
And praise is wont to rise;
Where parents love the sacred Word
And all its wisdom prize.

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

Source: 50 Uncommon Songs: for partakers of the common salvation #10

Author: Henry Ware

Henry Ware was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1793. His father was a Unitarian minister; afterwards a Professor in Harvard College. Young Ware graduated at Harvard, studied theology, and became minister of the Second Unitarian Society, in Boston, in 1817. After a ministry of twelve years, he made a foreign tour, and on his return was elected "Parkman Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and Pastoral Theology" in Harvard College. In this position he obtained eminence. He died in September, 1843. His collected works in four volumes, were edited after his death, by the Rev. Chandler Robbins. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Happy the home when God is there, And love fills every breast
Title: Happy the Home When God Is There
Author: Henry Ware (1846)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Happy the home, when God is there. [ A Christian Home.] Appeared in Mrs. Mayo's Selection of Hymns & Poetry for the Use of Infant and Juvenile Schools and Families, 3rd. ed. 1846, No. 50, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines and entitled "The Happy Home," and signed "Mrs. W." It was included in the American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, and later in several hymnals.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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Composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147), BEATITUDO was published in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1875), where it was set to Isaac Watts' "How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine." Originally a word coined by Cicero, BEATITUDO means "the condition of blessedness." Like many of Dykes's…

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DOWNS (Mason)



The Cyber Hymnal #2145
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