Here in the house of the Lord

Here in the house of the Lord

Author: Edward A. Barnes
Tune: [Here in the house of the Lord]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Here in the house of the Lord
I find the narrow way,
And here I find the blessed light
That shines for all, today;
Here I see his lifted cross,
To which in faith I cling,
And thus, believing in his name,
My heart will ever sing.

Refrain:
I was glad, I was glad,
I was glad when they said unto me,
Let us go, let us go,
Let us go into the house of the Lord.

2 Here in the house of the Lord
I find the hope divine,
And with my sins all blotted out,
I know this hope is mine;
Here I find this safe retreat,
The shelter of his wing,
And thus, rejoicing in his love,
My heart will ever sing. [Refrain]

3 Here in the house of the Lord
I’m always glad to be,
For here I find the sinner’s friend,
Who died to ransom me;
Here I gave my earthly life
To serve the Lord and King,
And thus, with faith to guide me on,
My heart will ever sing. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #44

Author: Edward A. Barnes

Chicago writer of hymns, religious and romantic poetry, and temperance songs. Edward Albert Barnes was born January 24, 1842. Little is known about his personal history beyond his own accounts of his songwriting process, his relationship with two younger sisters, Lillie and Della, and his religious beliefs. Barnes was a life-long Chicagoan and devoted his time to the Christian church and to the American temperance movement. His career as a published writer began in 1865 and ended in 1893. Songs such as “Are You Coming to the Light?” and “Tent and Mansion” were distributed widely in hymnals and church programs, while his temperance songs were included in music books that circulated in local and national church communities. By h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Here in the house of the Lord
Author: Edward A. Barnes
Refrain First Line: I was glad, I was glad

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Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #44TextAudioPage Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #220Page Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #220Page Scan



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