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Sweet are the Joys of home

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on February 8, 2007 - 7:14pm

I wish I could say I wrote this, but no....... It is just beautiful! Just a beautiful thought to end a tiring, worn day. When you think life is out to get you, beauty will often bring you peace.......Me, it came in a cup of Hot Chocolate, and a song.....


Sweet are the joys of home

And pure as sweet; for they,

Like Dews of morn and evening, come

To wake and close the day

The world hath its delights

And its delusions, too;

But home to calmer bliss invites,

More tranquil and more true

The mountain flood is strong,

But fearful in its pride;

While gently rolls the stream along

The peaceful valley's side.

Life's charities, like light

Spread smilingly afar;

But stars approached, become more bright

And home is life's own star.

The pilgrim's step in vain

Seeks Eden's sacred ground!

But in home's holy joys, again

An Eden may be found...........John Bowring

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