Sweet home of rest

How fair are the walls of that city of light

Author: Fannie E. Davison
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Fannie E. Davison

Born: 1851, Cuy­a­ho­ga Falls, Ohio. Died: March 10, 1887, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fannie’s fa­ther was killed when she was 10 years old; af­ter her mo­ther’s re­mar­ri­age to ho­tel­i­er Hen­ry War­ner, the fam­i­ly moved to Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fan­nie mar­ried court re­port­er Asa Lee Da­vis­on and they moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, then Ma­di­son, Wis­con­sin. Sev­er­al of her songs ap­peared in pub­li­ca­tions from the Fill­more Bro­thers of Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in­clud­ing Songs of Gra­ti­tude (1877), Joy and Glad­ness (1880) and The Voice of Joy (1882). Lyrics-- Last Words, The Purer in Heart, O God --hymntime.com/tch/bi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How fair are the walls of that city of light
Title: Sweet home of rest
Author: Fannie E. Davison
Refrain First Line: O home, sweet home



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Gems and Jewels #148

Joy and Gladness #d49

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Songs of Glory, No.2: a collection of beautiful songs for Sunday Schools and the Family Circle #114

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The Voice of Joy: A Collection of New Songs for the Sunday-School #136

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