This beautiful song - which is virtually a nondenominational hymn - was published in 1927 and is the work of an Australian woman, May Brahe, and an English woman, Helen Taylor. Helen Taylor, a poet, wrote the original words for the song and titled it "Bless The House." Her friend, Mary Brahe, composed the stirring, devotional music that so warmly embraces the prayerful sentiments of the lyrics. Their combination sets a soaring and majestic tone to give the song emotional impact.
A few years after its publication, the song caught the attention of the world-famous Irish Tenor John McCormack who immediately recognized its potential greatness, changed the title to "Bless This House," made some minor revisions in the lyrics and included the song as a highlight of his repertoire. It also became one of his best selling recordings.
As a testimonial to the success of the song, "Bless This House" is still widely and frequently heard from modern day classical style singers.
Because so many of you have written to us requesting the words to the song we are publishing them here.
Bless This House
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