David Denham (1791-1848)

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Hymn #225.
David Denham was an English Baptist minister. He was connected with Dr. R. S. Hawker’s congregation before becoming a clergyman and after that he settled at Margate, London, and Chelsea. He edited a collection of hymns that bears his name, but wrote chiefly for religious magazines. His title for the hymn mentioned above (#225) was “The Saints’ Sweet Home,” to which he applied Psa. 73:2424Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. (Psalm 73:24), “Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.” It was in use in America in the “Christian Lyre,” and the author contributed seventy of his own hymns to the book “The Saints’ Melody” in 1837,
“‘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,
To feel in communion a foretaste of home.”