Text: and Music: JOHN HUGH MCNAUGHTON
Tune Name: CALEDONIA
Arrangement: PHIL MATTSON
© 2014 Hamptones Music
Published in 1860 in The American Sunday School HymnBook, Love at Home bears testimony that when the home is happy life is happy.
President David O. McKay(1873-1970), the ninth President of the LDS church, taught: “the home is the first and most effective place for children to learn the lessons of life; truth, honor, virtue, self-control; the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home”
John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891) wrote the hymn “Love at Home” to reflect not only his deep love for his Scottish roots and upbringing in Caledonia, New York, but also for his parents, who instilled in him strong values. The inspiring words of this poignant hymn show that even in an increasingly hostile and belligerent world, the home can succeed beautifully.