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My Thoughts Are of Home

Though softly life's zephyrs, so gentle, so strong

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Though softly life’s zephyrs, so gentle, so strong]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ softly life’s zephyrs, so gentle, so strong,
May bear me in sunshine and comfort along;
Tho’ all of my cares be as light as the foam,
The tho’ts of my heart ev’ry day are of home.

Refrain:
My tho’ts are of home, of the beautiful home,
The restful, the peaceful, the ever bright home;
It lures me so sweetly wherever I roam,
This image of beauty, my heavenly home.

2 The shadows that sometimes descend on me here
Make yonder land, bright and unclouded, more dear;
The gentle winds whisper, around and above,
Of Jesus, my friend, and the home that I love. [Refrain]

3 Strive not with soft music, like bells in the air,
To lure me away from the tho’ts of my pray’r;
The vision grows sweeter, dear homeland, of thee,
And friends who are waiting in glory for me. [Refrain]

Source: Consecrated Hymns #125

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though softly life's zephyrs, so gentle, so strong
Title: My Thoughts Are of Home
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: My thoughts are of home

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Consecrated Hymns #125

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The Master's Call #59

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