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There's a dear old home in the valley

There's a dear old home in the valley

Author: F. A. Graves
Tune: [There's a dear old home in the valley]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. There’s a dear old home in the valley,
It has stood there many long years,
’Twas the scene of joys and sorrows,
’Twas the scene of smiles and tears;
We were rocked in the old-fashioned cradle,
Sung to sleep in the old rocking chair;
But the mother who sang then so sweetly,
Sings today in the home over there.

2. That vine-covered home, how I loved it,
With its low hanging porch, near the well;
O, to think once again of my childhood,
Brings a thrill that my tongue cannot tell;
But the memory dearer than other,
As I look o’er the years fraught with care;
Is the memory of that precious mother,
As she sat in the old rocking chair.

3. How she watched o’er the flowers in the garden,
Trained the vines running over the wall,
Wreathing window with bright morning glories,
’Neath the great maple tree shading all;
But her work here on earth now is ended,
Nevermore will I hear her in prayer;
Yet I know she is now with the Savior,
And I’ll meet her at last over there.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4198

Author: F. A. Graves

Rv Frederick Arthur Graves USA 1856-1927. Born at Williamstown, MA, he was raised in a Christian family, but was orphaned at age 9 after the death of his father, a taylor, then three years later his mother (tuberculosis), he lived on a farm with a family names Hollis that worked him hard and treated him poorly. He was diagnosed with epilepsy when 14. At 21 he moved to Nobles County, MN, and it seemed that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for that, he served the American Sunday School Union as an organizer and evangelist. He was musical, and after age 35 wrote 43 songs. He, with wife Vina, raised three children, Arthur, Irene, and Carl. He studied Bible and music in Chicago, IL and Northfield, MA. Returning to Minneapolis and hear… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a dear old home in the valley
Author: F. A. Graves
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #4198
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The Cyber Hymnal #4198

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