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Mid Scenes of Confusion and Creature Complaints

Mid scenes of confusion and creature complaints

Author: David Denham
Tune: HOME (Bishop)
Published in 463 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ’Mid scenes of confusion and creature complaints,
How sweet to my soul is communion with saints!
To find at the banquet of mercy there’s room,
And feel in the presence of Jesus at home.

Home, home, sweet, sweet home,
Prepare me dear Saviour, for glory my home.

2 An alien from God, and a stranger to grace,
I wandered thro' earth, its gay pleasures to trace;
In the pathway of sin I continued to roam,
Unmindful, alas! that it led me from home. [Refrain]

3 The pleasures of earth I have seen fade away;
They bloom for a season, but soon they decay;
But pleasures more lasting in Jesus are given,
Salvation on earth, and a mansion in heav'n. [Refrain]

Source: His Fullness Songs #338

Author: David Denham

Denham, David, born 1791, was the son of Thos. Denham, a Baptist minister in the East of London. He began to preach when very young, and in 1810 became pastor of the Baptist Church at Horsell Common. In 1816 removed to Plymouth, in 1826 to Margate, and in 1834 to the Baptist Church in Unicorn Yard, Tooley Street, Southward. Ill-health compelled him to resign his charge in London, and he sojourned for a time at Cheltenham and Oxford. He died in 1848 at Yeovil, in Somerset, and was buried in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London. In 1837 he published a collection of hymns, as:— The Saints' Melody. A New Selection of upwards of One Thousand Hymns, Founded upon the Doctrines of Distinguishing Grace, and adapted to every part of the Christ… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Mid scenes of confusion and creature complaints
Title: Mid Scenes of Confusion and Creature Complaints
Author: David Denham
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Home, home! sweet, sweet home!
Copyright: Public Domain
Article: Home, Sweet Home by Paul Hammond (from "The Hymn")


Midst scenes of confusion and creature complaints. D. Denham. [Heaven Anticipated.] This hymn appeared in the 1826 Appendix to J. Rees's Collection, No. 168, in 5 stanzas and again in Denham's Saint's Melody, &c, 1837, No. 740, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It is given in a few collections in Great Britain and America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Cyber Hymnal #4252

The Sacred Harp #161

Include 461 pre-1979 instances
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