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The blest, eternal home

There's not a bright and beaming smile

Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Tune: [There's not a bright and beaming smile]
Published in 31 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There’s not a bright and beaming smile
Which in this world I see,
But turns my heart to future joys
And whispers heav’n to me.

Beautiful home,
Beautiful home;
Home of God’s children,
Beautiful home.

2 Though often here my soul is sad,
And falls the silent tear,
There is a world of smiles and love,
And sorrow comes not there, [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis but a little while and then
The Lord will surely come,
And lead His loving, waiting child
Into His blessed home. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #18

Author: Mary Dana Shindler

Shindler, Mary Stanley Bunce, née Palmer, better known as Mrs. Dana, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Feb. 15, 1810. In 1835 she was married to Charles E. Dana, of New York, and removed with him to Bloomington, now Muscatine, Iowa, in 1838. Mr. Dana died in 1839, and Mrs. Dana returned to South Carolina. Subsequently she was married to the Rev. Robert D. Shindler, who was Professor in Shelby College, Kentucky, in 1851, and afterwards in Texas. Mrs. Shindler, originally a Presbyterian, was for some time an Unitarian; but of late years she has been a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. As Mary S. B. Dana she published the Southern Harp, 1840, and the Northern Harp, 1841. From these works her hymns have been taken, 8 of which are… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's not a bright and beaming smile
Title: The blest, eternal home
Author: Mary Dana Shindler



Instances (1 - 31 of 31)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Anthems from the Throne #131Page Scan
Dew Drops of Sacred Song: gathered for the use of Sabbath schools #24aPage Scan
Echoes from Glory #226Page Scan
Echoes of Zion Nos. 1 & 2 #d140
Every Sabbath: a new collection of music adapted to the wants and capacities of Sunday-schools, the home circle and devotional gatherings #18Page Scan
Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #18TextAudioPage Scan
Fruits and Flowers #d155
Golden Songs: for the Sabbath School, Sanctuary and Social Worship #159Page Scan
Heavenly Carols #d102
Hymns of the Advent #73Page Scan
Hymns of the Morning: Designed for the use of God's People #73Page Scan
Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #23Page Scan
Sacred Melodies for Conference and Prayer Meetings, and for Social and Private Devotion (13th ed.) #79Page Scan
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #164Page Scan
Songs for Christ and the Church: a collection of songs for the use of Christian endeavor societies, sunday-schools, and other church events #24Page Scan
Songs of the Kingdom: a choice collection of songs and hymns for the Sunday school and other social services #91Page Scan
Songs of Zion #d180
The American Vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences, and hymns, old and new: designed for the church, the vestry, or the parlor; adapted to every variety of metre in common use. (Rev. ed.) #261bPage Scan
The Bow of Promise: hymns new and old for missionary and revival meetings and Sabbath-schools #181Page Scan
The Camp Meeting Singer #d21
The Casket of Sunday School Melodies, Complete. Compiled from Caskets Nos.1 and 2 with Several Additional Pieces #d175
The Choralist #d351
The Christian Lyre #d427
The Gospel Shower; a Collection of Gospel Hymns #d157
The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d133
The Highway Hymnal: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Arranged for the work in camp, convention, church and home #170Page Scan
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #176Page Scan
The Public School Singing Book: a collection of original and other songs, odes, hymns, anthems, and chants used in the various public schools #109Page Scan
The Sacred Minstrel #d102
The Western Harp: a Collection of Social and Revival Hymns #d210
Zion's Harp ... Sacred Songs Not Found in the Methodist Hymn Book and Many Never Before Published with Several Original Pieces #d318
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