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Home, Sweet Home

'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam

Author: John Howard Payne
Tune: HOME (Bishop)
Published in 71 hymnals

Representative Text

1 'Mid pleasures and palaces tho' we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home;
a charm from the skies seems to hallow us there,
Which, seek thro' the world, is ne'er met with elsewhere.

Refrain:
Home, home, sweet, sweet home,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

2 I gaze on the moon as i tread the drear wild,
And feel that my mother now thinks of her child,
As she looks on that moon from our own cottage door,
Thro' the woodbine whose fragrance shall cheer me no more. [Refrain]

3 An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain;
Oh, give me my lowly thatched cottage again;
The birds singing gaily, that came at my call;
Oh, give me that peace of mind, dearer that all. [Refrain]



Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #350

Author: John Howard Payne

Payne, John Howard. (New York, N.Y., April 1, 1791--April 1, 1852, Tunis). American actor, playwright, and diplomat. After a successful career in America, London, and Paris he was appointed American consul in Tunis in 1841. He adapted many plays, wrote a few original ones, and edited several short-lived magazines. There are several biographies. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam
Title: Home, Sweet Home
Author: John Howard Payne
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Home, home, sweet, sweet, home
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 71 of 71)
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A Book of Song and Service #132

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A Manual of Worship #289

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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #64

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Calvary's Praises #225

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Children's Praise #19

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Christ in Song #738

Coronation Hymns #349

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Deseret Sunday School Songs #77

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Elmhurst Hymnal #312

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Fellowship Hymns #315

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Golden Grain #204

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Gospel Praise Book. #243b

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Great Revival Hymns #214

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Great Revival Hymns No. 2 #281

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Great Tabernacle Hymns #269

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Heart and Voice #280

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Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #147

Hymns for Today #317

Inspiring Hymns #349

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International Praise #305

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Liederkranz für Sonntags-Schulen und Jugend-Vereine #330

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Life-Time Hymns #260

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Make Christ King #301

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Make Christ King #303

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Make Christ King #221

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Make Christ King #223

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New Jewish Hymnal for Religious Schools and Junior Congregations. 8th ed. #82

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Popular Hymns Number 2 #218

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Primary Teachers' Manual #70

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Progressive Sunday School Songs #179

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Sacred and Secular Selections #116

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School and College Hymnal #186

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Seth Parker's Hymnal #198

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Songs for Service #235

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Songs for the King's Business #157

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Songs for Young People #124

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Songs of Conquest #291

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #194

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Songs of Faith #293

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Songs of Grace and Glory #137

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Songs of Praise and Prayer #285

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Songs of Salvation and Service. Revised #230

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Songs of Salvation and Service. Revised #232

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Songs of Service #120

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Songs of Service. Rev. ed. #a120

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Sunday School Book #122

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Temperance Rallying Songs #23

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The Children's Progressive Lyceum #22

The Church Hymnal #415

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The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #129

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The Devotional Chimes #124b

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The King of Glory #225

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The Liberal Hymn Book #30

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The Little Minstrel #100

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The New Evangel #318

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The New Evangel #320

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The New Make Christ King #241

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The New Praiseworthy #350

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The New Shining Star #121

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The Public School Singing Book #18

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The Service Hymnal #360

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The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings #10

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The World Evangel #335

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The World Evangel #337

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The Y. M. Christian Association Hymn-Book, with Tunes. #65

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Unity Services and Songs #87

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Vestry Chimes #120a

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Waters' Choral Harp #158

Wonderful Jesus and Other Songs #171

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Young Men's Christian Association Hymn and Tune Book #199

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Young Singer's Friend #s91

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