1. Happy the home when God is there,
And love fills every breast;
When one their wish, and one their prayer,
And one their heav’nly rest.
2. Happy the home where Jesus’ name
Is sweet to every ear;
Where children early speak His fame,
And parents hold Him dear.
3. Happy the home where prayer is heard,
And praise is wont to rise;
Where parents love the sacred Word
And all its wisdom prize.
4. Lord, let us in our homes agree
This blessed peace to gain;
Unite our hearts in love to Thee,
And love to all will reign.
Source: 50 Uncommon Songs: for partakers of the common salvation #10
|First Line:||Happy the home when God is there, And love fills every breast|
|Title:||Happy the Home When God Is There|
|Author:||Henry Ware (1846)|
|Notes:||Spanish translation: "Si Dios está, feliz hogar" by Pablo D. Ostuni|
Happy the home, when God is there. [ A Christian Home.] Appeared in Mrs. Mayo's Selection of Hymns & Poetry for the Use of Infant and Juvenile Schools and Families, 3rd. ed. 1846, No. 50, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines and entitled "The Happy Home," and signed "Mrs. W." It was included in the American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, and later in several hymnals.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)