718. O Happy Home, Where Thou Art Loved

1 O happy home, where thou art loved the dearest,
thou loving Friend and Savior of our race,
and where among the guests there never cometh
one who can hold such high and honored place!

2 O happy home, where two in heart united
in holy faith and blessed hope are one,
whom death a little while alone divideth,
and cannot end the union here begun!

3 O happy home, whose little ones are given
early to thee in humble faith and prayer,
to thee, their Friend, who from the heights of heaven
guides them, and guards with more than mother's care!

4 O happy home, where each one serves thee, lowly,
whatever his appointed work may be,
till ev'ry common task seems great and holy,
when it is done, O Lord, as unto thee!

5 O happy home, where thou art not forgotten
when joy is overflowing, full and free,
O happy home, where ev'ry wounded spirit
is brought, Physician, Comforter, to thee -

6 Until at last, when earth's day's work is ended,
all meet thee in the blessed home above,
from whence thou camest, where thou hast ascended,
thine everlasting home of peace and love.

Text Information
First Line: O happy home, where thou art loved the dearest
Title: O Happy Home, Where Thou Art Loved
Author: Carl J. P. Spitta (1833)
Translator: Sarah B. Findlater (1858; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Special Topics: Marriage and the Home; Daily Living; Family Worship
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1835; arr.)
Key: D Major

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