1 You may sing of the beauty of mountain and dale,
Of the silvery stream-let and flowers of the vale,
But the place most delightful this earth can afford
Is the place of devotion, the house of the Lord.
2 You may boast of the sweetness of day's early dawn,
Of the skies' softening graces where day is just gone,
But there's no other season or place can compare
With the house of devotion, the season of prayer.
3 You may value the friendship of youth and of age,
And select for your comrades the noble and sage,
But the friends that most cheer me on life's rugged road
Are the friends of my Master, the children of God.
Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :—
1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >
Display Title: You May Sing of the BeautyFirst Line: You may sing of the beauty of mountain and daleTune Title: FELLOWSHIPAuthor: David Hyrum Smith, 1844-1904Scripture: Psalm 122:1Date: 1982Subject: Call to Worship | ; Children of God | ; Church | ; Fellowship | ; Gathering | ; Invocation | ; Prayer |