Home, Sweet Home (Bishop, Henry Rowley)

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Arranger August Linder
Language German
Translator Franz Ludwig Jörgens (1792-1838/40), German text
Publisher. Info. Deutsche Weisen, No.243
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Arranger Samuel Wakefield, (1799–1895)
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Cincinnati: L. Swormstedt & A. Poe, 1852.
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Publisher. Info. New York: S.T. Gordon & Son, 1880. Plate 4386.
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For Piano solo (Oesten)
See: No.1 of 2 Volksweisen, Op.329 (Oesten, Theodore)

Texts

Addfilenum[3]

Religious Text (Denham)

1. 'Mid scenes of confusion and creature complaints,
How sweet to the soul is communion with saints!
To find at the banquet of mercy there's room,
And feel in the presence of Jesus at home.
Chorus
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
Prepare me, dear Savior, for glory, my home.

2. Sweet bonds that unite all the children of peace!
And, thrice precious, Jesus, whose love cannot cease,
Though oft from thy presence in sadness I roam,
I long to behold thee in glory, at home.

3. I sigh from this body of sin to be free,
Which hinders my joy and communion with thee;
Though now my temptations like billows may foam,
All, all will be peace, when I'm with thee at home.

4. While here in the valley of conflict I stay,
O give me submission and strength as my day!
In all my afflictions to thee would I come,
Rejoicing in hope of my glorious home.

5. Whate'er thou deniest, O give my thy grace!
The Spirit's sure witness, and smiles of thy face;
Endue me with patience to wait at thy throne,
And find, even now, a sweet foretaste of home.

6. I long, dearest Lord, in thy beauties to shine,
No more as an exile in sorrow to pine,
And in thy fair image, arise from the tomb,
With glorified millions to praise thee at home.
Last verse Chorus:
Home! home! sweet, sweet home!
Receive me, dear Savior, in glory, my home.


German Text (Wakefield)

Bei aller Verwirrung und Klage allhier,
Ist mir, o mein Jesu, so heimlich bei Dir;
Im Kreise der Deinen spricht Friede! Du aus,
Da bin ich in Deiner Gemeinschaft zu Haus.
Heim! Heim! Ach, nur heim!
Ach kam' ich, mein Heiland, doch recht zu Dir heim!

German Text (Jörgens)

1. Wo findet die Seele die Heimat, der Ruh?
Wer deckt sie mit schützenden Fittichen zu?
Ach, bietet die Welt keine Freistatt mir an,
Wo Sünde nicht kommen, nicht anfechten kann?
Nein, nein, nein, nein, hier ist sie nicht,
die Heimat der Seelen ist droben im Licht!

2. Verlasse die Erde, die Heimath zu sehn,
Die Heimat der Seele, so herrlich, so schön,
Jerusalem droben, von Golde gebaut,
Ist dieses die Heimath der Seele, der Braut?
Ja, ja, ja, ja, dieses allein
Kann Ruhplatz und Heimat der Seele nur sein.

3. Wie selig die Ruhe bei Jesu im Licht!
Tod, Sünde und Schmerzen, die kennt man dort nicht.
Das Rauschen der Harfen, der liebliche Klang
Empfängt die Erlösten mit süßem Gesang.
Ruh', Ruh', Ruh', Ruh', himmlische Ruh',
Im Schoße des Mittlers, ich eile dir zu!

additional/zusätzlich:
4. Bei aller Verwirrung und Klage allhier,
Ist mir, o mein Heiland, so wohl stehts bei dir!
Im Kreise der Deinen sprichst „Friede!“ du aus,
Da bin ich mit deiner Gemeinschaft zu Haus!
Heim, heim, heim, heim, ach ja nur heim!
O komme, mein Heiland, und hole mich heim!

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General Information

Work Title Home, Sweet Home
Alternative. Title There's No Place Like Home ; Sweet Home
Composer Bishop, Henry Rowley
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1821
First Publication. 1821
Librettist John Howard Payne (1791–1852)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, Piano
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Although Bishop composed this song, it was adapted from John Howard Payne's 1823 opera Clari, Maid of Milan. The melody is Bishop's, the text is Payne's. The song itself is not an extract from Payne's opera.
It is interesting, in comparing different versions, to see how the melody has altered widely through the folk process.

Also see the discussion of this song in The Works of Sir Henry Bishop (last few pages of that article).