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Homes Are God's Purest Shrines

Homes are God's purest shrines

Author: Clarence B. Felton
Tune: [Homes are God's purest shrines]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Homes are God’s purest shrines
Where His love strongest speaketh;
In these loved walls we’ve felt all the days,
That which the heart e’er seeketh.

2 Words that were wise and pure
Down thro’ the years resounded;
Sent us all forth with purposes strong
Because in Him we’re grounded.

3 Our paths of service course
Thro’ many fields and nations;
But all the roads lead on t’ward His home,
Blest of all habitations.

4 The calls to duty come,
Bringing their joy and sorrow;
And when they come we love to obey,
Trusting in God’s tomorrow.

5 Here we shall meet no more
In this home filled with mem’ries;
’Tis God’s good will, for each of us best;
He will reveal more glories.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10383

Author: Clarence B. Felton

Born: January 10, 1882, Olney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: October 27, 1953. Buried: Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Pennsylvania. Felton was pastor of the Bushkill Methodist Church, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania (1911-13), and the Trainer Methodist Episcopal Church, Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania (as of 1927). He apparently lived many years in or near Chester, Pennsylvania. Felton married twice: To Edna Moore, who died in childbirth in 1906, then to Maude Irene Wiest. He was drafted in both World War I and World War II.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Homes are God's purest shrines
Title: Homes Are God's Purest Shrines
Author: Clarence B. Felton
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10383
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)