Words: (1794-1843); pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Se­lect­ion of Hymns and Po­et­ry for Use of In­fants and Ju­ve­nile Schools and Fam­i­lies, third edi­tion, 1846.

Music: St. Ag­nes, , in Hymn­al for Use in the Eng­lish Church, by John Grey, 1866. Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Downs, , 1832

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.

Happy the home where Jesus’ Name
Is sweet to every ear;
Where children early speak His fame,
And parents hold Him dear.

Happy the home where prayer is heard,
And praise each day does rise;
Where parents love the sacred Word
And all its wisdom prize.

Lord, let us in our homes agree
This blessèd peace to gain;
Unite our hearts in love to Thee,
And love to all will reign.