Scripture Verse

As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15


John B. Dykes

Words: Hen­ry Ware, Jr. (1794–1843). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Se­lec­tion of Hymns and Po­et­ry for Use of In­fants and Ju­ve­nile Schools and Fa­mi­lies, by Mrs. Her­bert Ma­yo, third edi­tion (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1846).

Music: St. Ag­nes John B. Dykes, in Hym­nal for Use in the Eng­lish Church, by John Grey, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Henry Ware, Jr.


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.