Beautiful home

Far away in the land of the pure and bright

Author: Knowles Shaw
Published in 11 hymnals

Author: Knowles Shaw

Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he was ca… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Far away in the land of the pure and bright
Title: Beautiful home
Author: Knowles Shaw
Refrain First Line: O beautiful home



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Gates of Praise: for the Sabbath-School, praise service, prayer-meeting, etc. #150

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Gates of Praise: for the Sabbath-school, praise-service, prayer-meeting, etc. #150

Popular Hymns No. 3 #d29

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Salvation Echoes: for Sabbath School, Gospel, Prayer and Praise Meetings #25

Shining Pearls #d11

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Sparkling Jewels for the Sunday School: a new collection of choice music #29

The Gospel Hymnal #d129

The Pearl #d26

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