Happy the Home When God Is There

Happy the home when God is there, And love fills everyone (Leech)

Author: Henry Ware; Alterer: Bryan Jeffrey Leech
Tune: ST. AGNES (Dykes)
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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 >

Alterer: Bryan Jeffrey Leech

Bryan Jeffrey Leech was born in Middlesex, England in 1931. He came to the United States in 1955 and studied at Barrington College and North Park Seminary. He was ordained in 1961 and served in the Covenant Church. He composed more than 500 songs. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Happy the home when God is there, And love fills everyone (Leech)
Title: Happy the Home When God Is There
Author: Henry Ware
Alterer: Bryan Jeffrey Leech
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: © 1976 by Fred Bock Company

Tune

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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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #505Audio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #536
The Worshiping Church #389
Worship and Rejoice #607
Include 1 pre-1979 instance



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