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The Golden Home-Lights

The golden homelights gleam and glow

Author: James Rowe (1913)
Tune: [The golden homelights gleam and glow]
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The golden homelights gleam and glow,
And cheer me on and on;
Thus they will show the way to go,
Until the nights have gone.

O lights of home,
O golden lights of love,
Shine on till dawn,
The dawn of life above.

2 Tho’ wildly sweeps and beats the storm,
Tho’ trouble billows roll,
These golden lights like friendship warm,
Give comfort to my soul. [Refrain]

3 Till all the dangers have been passed,
These lights will shine for me,
That I may praise my God at last,
Beside the crystal sea. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8460

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The golden homelights gleam and glow
Title: The Golden Home-Lights
Author: James Rowe (1913)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O lights of home
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8460
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8460

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