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The song I love

I learned a song with sweet refrain

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [I learned a song with sweet refrain]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I learned a song with sweet refrain,
Back in the long ago,
I sang it o’er and o’er again,
Because I loved it so,
This golden sing I often heard,
In soothing lullaby,
As mother breath’d each tender word
To hush the baby cry.

Refrain:
Home, home, sweet, sweet home,
There is no place like home,
There is no place like home.

2 One day I left my father’s cot,
Another home to fill,
Yet often in my daily tho’ts,
This song would linger still,
A treasure in my heart to keep
My nestlings heard each strain,
And oft in dreamland took a peep,
While learning the refrain. [Refrain]

3 My birds from out the parents nest,
To other homes have flown;
Yet still the song of songs the best,
I sing when all alone,
Sometime in yonder shining home,
I’ll find my loved again,
And while the ages go and come,
We’ll sing in sweeter strain. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #146

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I learned a song with sweet refrain
Title: The song I love
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Refrain First Line: Home, home, sweet, sweet home

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