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Friend of the Home

Friend of the home, as when in Galilee

Author: H. Elvet Lewis
Published in 16 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Friend of the home: as when in Galilee
The mothers bro't their little ones to Thee,
So we, dear Lord, would now the children bring,
And seek for them the shelter of Thy wing.

2 Thine are they, by Thy love’s eternal claim,
Thine we baptize them in the threefold Name;
Yet not the sign we trust, Lord, but the grace
That in Thy fold prepared the lambs a place.

3 Lord, may Thy Church, as with a mother’s care,
For Thee the lambs within her bosom bear;
And grant, as morning grows to noon, that they
Still in her love and holy service stay.

4 Draw thro' the child the parents nearer Thee,
Endue their home with growing sanctity;
And gather all, by earthly homes made one,
In heav'n, O Christ, when earthly days are done.



Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #308

Author: H. Elvet Lewis

Lewis, Howell Elvet, M.A., born April 14, 1860, and educated for the Congregational Ministry. After holding several charges in the country, he removed to London in 1898. His Sweet Singers of Wales, 1889, contains translations of standard Welsh hymns. They are well done, and worthy of attention on the part of hymn-book compilers. Mr. Lewis is M.A. of the University of Wales. [Rev. T. G. Crippen] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Friend of the home, as when in Galilee
Title: Friend of the Home
Author: H. Elvet Lewis
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

FFIGYSBREN


LIVORNO


LANGRAN

LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…

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The Cyber Hymnal #1612
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