Scripture Verse

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. Psalm 84:10


Words: Em­ma M. Chap­man, in The Search Light, ed­it­ed by Au­gus­tus My­ers (To­le­do, Ohio: W. W. Whit­ney, 1894), num­ber 83.

Music: Au­gus­tus F. My­ers (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Chap­man or My­ers (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Let us cheer­ful­ly walk in the bless­èd way
That doth lead to the house of pray­er;
Let us stu­dy God’s word, and each Sab­bath day
When our class meets, be prompt­ly there.


Blessèd home, Sab­bath home,
How we love our dear Sab­bath home;
Here we stu­dy God’s Word, and we sing and pray,
In our dear bless­èd Sab­bath home.

Let us ga­ther the child­ren from paths of wrong,
For the Shep­herd His lost lambs find;
There is much we may do ’midst earth’s needy throng,
Let us work with a will­ing mind.


Grant, dear Lord, to our teach­ers thy rich­est grace,
Make them ear­nest, kind and true;
As we learn Thy com­mands in this sac­red place,
With Thy bless­ings our souls en­due.