A picture bright in tints of gold

A picture bright in tints of gold

Author: Charles J. Butler
Tune: [A picture bright in tints of gold]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A picture bright in tints of gold
Oft in my vision I behold;
That picture is my dear homeland
With mansions bright that e’er shall stand.

Refrain:
O home, sweet home, in yon blest clime
Safe from the crumbling hand of time,
The home a gift from God so free
Yes, mine unworthy tho’ I be.

2 Faith holds before my vanished sight
My home in yonder land of light;
Dear ones methinks I there can see
Whose mem’ry precious is to me. [Refrain]

3 The vision of those mansions fair
Helps lighten all my grief and care;
Yes, makes my heart with rapture swell
Yes, gives me joy no tongue can tell. [Refrain]

4 When closes here the book of life
And I shall leave earth’s din and strife,
With faith and hop all lost in sight
I dwell at home with saints in light. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #85

Author: Charles J. Butler

Charles J Butler USA 1860- Butler, a Methodist, speaks of a voyage he took from his home, Camden, NJ, as a bachelor, to Britain around 1894, stating he roamed around the British Isles for 14 months through Scotland, Ireland, Britain, and Paris, dealing with ship stewards, street urchins, and visiting famous sights. He wrote about his trip in 1901. He later resided in Philadephia and was a salesman and musician. He wrote “Heart Melodies #3” with Charles Bentley (1897). He is possibly the listed secretary of the YMCA in Philadelphia in 1920. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A picture bright in tints of gold
Author: Charles J. Butler
Refrain First Line: O home, sweet home, in yon blest clime

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #271

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New Songs of the Gospel No. 3 #85

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