Keep the fire on the home altar burning

Just a word from the Bible with prayer

Author: H. W. Flickinger
Tune: [Just a word from the Bible with prayer]
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1 Just a word from the Bible with pray’r,
At the dawn of the day and its close;
It will guide thro’ the day’s busy struggles,
It will fit one for night’s calm repose.

Keep the fire on the home altar burning,
Let the incense of praise daily rise
To the throne of the Father in heaven,
For the blessings He daily supplies.

2 How it sweetens the joys of the home life,
When the altar of worship is reared;
Where the old and the young kneel together,
And the name of the Lord is revered. [Refrain]

3 Where the song and the pray’r sweetly mingle
‘Round the circle of praise ev’ry day,
Such a home the dear Lord loves to dwell in,
For He knows He is welcome to stay. [Refrain]

4 Oh, how sweet is the charm of that household,
Where the word of the Lord, all obey;
Like the perfume of roses, pervasive,
Its rich fragrance extends far away. [Refrain]

Source: Victorious Life Hymns #93

Author: H. W. Flickinger

Henry W. Flickinger, the noted penman and author, seventh in the family of Peter Flickinger, was born Aug. 30, 1845. He was a native of Ickesburg, Saville township, Perry County, Pa. Here he was reared and in his boyhood enlisted as a soldier in the Civil war. After attending the public and some select schools of his native county, on July 18, 1864, at Camp Curtis, Harrisburg, he was enrolled a member of Co. D., 1st Bat., to serve 100 days. He was appointed fifer of the company and clerk for the captain, Samuel R. Faber. Among his associates in this company were his brother, Martin Flickinger; Corporal A. J. Kochenderfer, and a mess-mate and sergeant, George Flickinger. He was discharged by the general order at the close of the war, July 20… Go to person page >

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First Line: Just a word from the Bible with prayer
Title: Keep the fire on the home altar burning
Author: H. W. Flickinger


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Victorious Life Hymns #93

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