Around the family altar

How happy the home when the Savior is there

Author: George W Cooke
Tune: [How happy the home when the Savior is there]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How happy the home when the Savior is there,
Where all walk with Him and His goodness declare,
And where often their hearts are united in prayer,
Around the Family Altar.

Oh, home of the praying,
Oh, home of His name,
The Family Altar erected,
And hearts with His praises aflame.

2 How blessed the home where His praises are heard,
Where parents and children are reading God’s Word,
And when early in childhood the glad heart is stirred,
Around the Family Altar. [Refrain]

3 How charming the home where the Lord has a place,
When thanked at each meal for His infinite grace,
And when often in prayer they meet Christ face to face,
Around the Family Altar. [Refrain]

4 How joyous the home where the Savior’s revered,
His name is exalted, His precepts are feared;
And with strength ev’ry morning His people are cheered,
Around the Family Altar. [Refrain]

5 How peaceful the home where so often they tell
Of Christ their Redeemer who loves them so well,
And uniting their voices His praises to swell,
Around the Family Altar. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #149

Author: George W Cooke

George William Cooke was born in Yorkshire, England in 1884 and died in Jamestown, New York in 1951. He was the author of "Joy in My Heart" which was copyrighted in 1926 (but not renewed). At that time he was living in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a minister and associated with a group called Gospel Crusaders which was associated with the Methodist Church. He ran the Delmarva Camp, a Methodist camp that held gospel meetings and revivals. He was later minister of Methodist churches in Buffalo and Rochester New York. Dianne Shapiro from research done by Richard L. Green Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How happy the home when the Savior is there
Title: Around the family altar
Author: George W Cooke
Refrain First Line: O beautiful home of the praying
Copyright: Public Domain



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