10100. God Bless The Home

1 God bless the home, tho’ humble,
So full of love’s sweet light;
God bless the little children,
With their sweet faces bright;
God bless the mother tender,
God bless the father, too;
God make us fond and faithful,
God keep us kind and true.

2 God bless the home, where daily
The songs of praise arise;
Where all kneel round the altar,
And offer sacrifice.
Alas! for homes where never
Is heard the voice of prayer;
Alas! for homes, when Jesus,
Is never mentioned there!

3 Alas! for homes, where sorrow
Like night must ever brood;
Where children lack for clothing,
And for their daily food.
God bless the home He gives us,
The home that gave us birth;
God keep us fond and faithful,
And make it Heaven on earth.

Text Information
First Line: God bless the home, tho’ humble
Title: God Bless The Home
Author: Tasso Corben
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: Francis Murphy's Gospel Temperance Hymnal by Jeremiah E. Rankin and Edmund S. Lorenz (New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1878)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Friedrich Silcher, 1789-1860
Meter: 76.76 D
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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