We love to think of that sweet home

There is a bright and happy home

Author: Hester P. Hawkins
Tune: [There is a bright and happy home]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is a bright and happy home,
Where all is joy and gladness,
Where win and sorrow may not come,
Nor any thought of sadness.

Refrain:
We love to think of that sweet home,
Where death can part us never,
Where we shall dwell in God’s own light,
Forever and forever.

2 This life is often clouded o’er,
With tearful hours of sorrow,
And those we hold so dear today,
May go from us tomorrow. [Refrain]

3 There, all our fears are laid to rest,
And hush’d in all our weeping,
There, troubled hearts find sweet repose,
Like little children sleeping. [Refrain]

4 We hope to reach this happy home,
Where there is no more weeping,
But wait in patience God’s own time,
We still are in His keeping. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #61

Author: Hester P. Hawkins

Hawkins, Hester P., née Lewis, wife of Joshua Hawkins, of Bedford. In 1885, Mrs. Hawkins published The Home Hymn Book, A Manual of Sacred Song for the Family Circle, London, Novello & Co. To this collection she contributed 7 hymns under the signature of "H. P. H." For home use we know of no book of equal comprehensiveness and merit. The music also is well adapted to the family circle. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a bright and happy home
Title: We love to think of that sweet home
Author: Hester P. Hawkins

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Songs of Sovereign Grace #61

Glad Tidings #d174

Modern Festival Music, Book 1 #d11

Songs of Saving Power #d200

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