The House of the Lord

You may sing of the beauties of the mountains and dale

Author: William Hunter
Tune: FELLOWSHIP (Smith)
Published in 57 hymnals

Representative Text

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.

Source: Children's Hymnal #33

Author: William Hunter

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 >

Text Information

First Line: You may sing of the beauties of the mountains and dale
Title: The House of the Lord
Author: William Hunter
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 57 of 57)
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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #448

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #415

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d392

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #592

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d570

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Apostolic Hymns and Songs #59a

Beautiful Songs of Heaven #d153


Children's Hymnal #33

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Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #503

General Baptist Hymn Book #d550

Hymns of the Saints #8

Missionary Hymns #d111

Our Favorite Hymnal #d378

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Pocket Hymns #274

Popular Hymns #d287

Popular Hymns Revised #d304

Popular Hymns #d302

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d439

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book. Rev. #d201

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d219

Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d396

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #299

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Songs for Worship #121

Songs of Gratitude #d166

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Songs of Gratitude, a Collection of New Songs for Sunday Schools and Worshiping Assemblies #149a

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d445

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The Brethren Hymnal #207

The Centennial Hymnal #d466

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The Christian Harp and Sabbath School Songster #46

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The Christian Hymn Book #463

The Christian Hymnal #d811

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The Christian Hymnal #434

The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d399

The Christian Psalmist #d791

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d451

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The Christian Songster #109

The Good Old Songs #d682

The Good Old Songs #d682

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The Highway Hymnal #263

The Hymnal #280

The Hymnist #d138

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The Minstrel of Zion #61

The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d317

The Pilgrim's Hymnal. #d228

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #182

The Revivalist #d84

The Saints' Harp #d1095

The Saints' Hymnal #d352

The Saints' Hymnal #d431

The Singer's Choice #d227

The Social Harp. Rev. #d454

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The Standard Church Hymnal #220

Two Hundred and Fifty-two Familiar Hymns #d237

Zion's Harp ... Sacred Songs Not Found in the Methodist Hymn Book and Many Never Before Published with Several Original Pieces #d387

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