The blest, eternal home

There's not a bright and beaming smile

Author: Mary Dana Shindler
Published in 32 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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 >

Text Information

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



Instances (1 - 32 of 32)
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Anthems from the Throne #131

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Dew Drops of Sacred Song #24a

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Echoes from Glory #226

Echoes of Zion Nos. 1 & 2 #d140

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Every Sabbath #18

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

Fruits and Flowers #d155

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Golden Songs #159

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Heavenly Carols #91

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a176

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Hymns of the Advent #73

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Hymns of the Morning #73

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Joy to the World #23

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Songs for Christ and the Church #24

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Songs of the Kingdom #91

Songs of Zion #d180

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The American Vocalist #261b

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The Bow of Promise #181

The Camp Meeting Singer #d21

The Choralist #d351

The Christian Lyre #d427

The Gospel Shower; a Collection of Gospel Hymns #d157

The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d133

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The Highway Hymnal #170

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The Jubilee Harp #176

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The Public School Singing Book #109

The Sacred Minstrel #d102

The Western Harp #d210

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