Lord, let our house be something more
Than just a shelter with a door;
May it's windows glow with light;
Shedding radiance through the night.
Not just a glitter of glass and chrome,
But give it the "feel" of a happy home.
Let it have flowers, a well-loved book,
Soft cushions in a quiet nook.
May it be more than downy bed,
Or snowy cloth with silver spread;
Lend it some smiles, warm sympathy,
With kindly thought, true charity-
That all may recall, though far they roam,
That God was there- in the heart of home.