Mid scenes of confusion and creature complaints

Mid scenes of confusion and creature complaints

Author: David Denham
Tune: HOME (Bishop)
Published in 448 hymnals

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

Sweet bonds that unite all the children of peace!
And, thrice precious, Jesus, whose love cannot cease,
Though oft from thy presence in sadness I roam,
I long to behold thee in glory, at home.

I sigh from this body of sin to be free,
Which hinders my joy and communion with thee;
Though now my temptations like billows may foam,
All, all will be peace, when I'm with thee at home.

While here in the valley of conflict I stay,
O give me submission and strength as my day!
In all my afflictions to thee would I come,
Rejoicing in hope of my glorious home.

Whate'er thou deniest, O give my thy grace!
The Spirit's sure witness, and smiles of thy face;
Endue me with patience to wait at thy throne,
And find, even now, a sweet foretaste of home.

I long, dearest Lord, in thy beauties to shine,
No more as an exile in sorrow to pine,
And in thy fair image, arise from the tomb,
With glorified millions to praise thee at home.

Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
Prepare me, dear Savior, for glory, my home.
(For last verse substitute:
Receive me, dear Savior, in glory, my home.)

The Southern Harmony

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 >


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)



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