Heaven at Home

How fragrant, like sweet heaven, that home where Christ is Lord

Author: Neil Barham (2009)
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1. How fragrant, like sweet heaven, that home where Christ is Lord,
Where fathers love His Gospel and sons feed on His Word,
Where mothers pour His mercy on daughters of His love,
Where waves of His compassion bring joy where’er they move.

2. How beautiful their union; how God-like, how serene;
How like that Triune Oneness who reigns in Heav’n, unseen.
How like that God Incarnate—Of God and Man the Son,
How wondrous this affection: the many live as one.

3. One flesh, one heart, one spirit, one bone, one blood, one soul;
One covenantal promise to keep while ages roll;
One blended life that gives life to children clothed with prayer,
One mighty rock, one shelter from every storm and care.

4. Come, feast of Heaven’s table; come taste of rich delight!
Come revel and come ravish with pleasures passing sight!
Come radiant, holy Splendor, knit all our hearts in one:
Come mirror here Your glories, Great Father, Spirit, Son!

Author: Neil Barham

Neil grew up in Lou­i­si­a­na and has lived all over the south­ern Unit­ed States. He was trained as a Pres­by­ter­i­an pas­tor and served as a teach­er in Chris­tian schools in Georg­ia, Ten­nes­see, and Lou­i­si­a­na. As of 2005, he lived in Mi­a­mi, Flor­i­da, where he, his wife Ju­lie, and his child­ren Han­nah, Seth, and Le­ah were mem­bers of the Ken­dall Pres­by­ter­i­an Church. Neil be­gan writ­ing hymns to com­bat spir­it­u­al de­press­ion.  Go to person page >

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First Line: How fragrant, like sweet heaven, that home where Christ is Lord
Title: Heaven at Home
Author: Neil Barham (2009)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: © 2009 Neil Barham. These lyrics may be freely reproduced or published for Christian worship, provided they are not altered, and this notice is on each copy. All other rights reserved.


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