The Home Of The Soul

O where can the soul find relief from its foes?

Author: Deodotus Dutton
Published in 20 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh, where can the soul find relief from its foes,
A shelter of safety a home of repose?
Can earth's highest summit or deepest hid vale,
Give a refuge, nor sorrow, nor sin can assail?
No, no, there is a home;
No home on this earth, here the soul has no home.

2 Shall it leave the low earth, shall it soar to the sky,
And seek for a home in the mansions of high?
In the bright realms of bliss, will a dwelling be giv'n,
And the soul find a home in the glory of heav'n?
Yes, yes, there is a home;
There's a home in high heav'n; there the soul has a home.

3 Oh, holy and sweet its rest shall be there!
Free from all sin and from sorrow and care;
And the loud hallelujahs of angels shall rise,
To welcome the soul to its home in the skies.
Home, home, home of the soul;
The bosom of God is the home of the soul.

Source: The Morning Star: a collection of new sacred songs, for the Sunday school, prayer meeting, and the social circle #59

Author: Deodotus Dutton

Dutton, Deodatus, jun., b. cir. 1810, was a native of Monson, Massachusetts, U.S. He was a Licentiate of the third Presbytery, New York, but died before ordination, about 1832. His hymns in common use are:— 1. On Thibet's snow-capt mountain. Missions. This appeared in pt. ii. of the Christian Lyrics, 1831, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines. It is an imitation of Bp. Heber's “From Greenland's icy mountains." 2. O where can the soul find relief from its foes. Heaven. The date and first published of this hymn is uncertain. It is given, together with the above, in the Plymouth Collection, 1855. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O where can the soul find relief from its foes?
Title: The Home Of The Soul
Author: Deodotus Dutton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns for the Use of the Sunday School of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Jersey City #d118

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #407

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Plymouth Collection #a1265

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1265

Prison Hymn Book #d266

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d314

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Social Hymn Book #319

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1265

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The Christian Hymn Book #1166

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d182

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d176

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The Everlasting Joy #45

The Golden Harp #d90

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The Morning Star #59

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #460

The Western Harp #d152

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d338

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