Sweet Home 161
Tune: Sir Henry Rowley Bishop, 1823; Arranged by William Walker, 1840
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: David Denham, 1826
Meter: 11s (11,11,11,11)
’Mid scenes of confusion and creature complaints,
How sweet to my soul is communion with saints;
To find at the banquet of mercy there’s room,
And feel in the presence of Jesus at home.
Home, home, sweet, sweet, home;
Prepare me, dear Savior, for glory, my home.
Sweet bonds that unite all the children of peace!
And thrice precious Jesus, whose love cannot cease!
Tho’ oft from Thy presence in sadness I roam,
I long to behold Thee in glory, at home.
I sigh from this body of sin to be free,
Which hinders my joy and communion with Thee;
Tho’ now temptations like billows may foam,
All, all will be peace when I'm with Thee at home.