PICTURES OF HOME.
Copyright, 1888, by Kunkel Bros.
Words by Fred. Dixon Music by Harry Pepper.
I'm watching by the old log fire
As ruddy flames they rise,
And pictures of my home I see
Through tears that dim my eyes;
I see each face once loved so well,
My heart is filled with pain,
I think where home I used to dwell
I ne'er shall see again.
Home, home, pictures of home,
Home far across the sea,
Home, home, beautiful home,
Home ever dear, ever dear to me.
the cottage 'neath the tree,
I see the old arm chair;
I see my mother's bible.
But mother is not there;
I see the woods, the school-house old,
The brook with its soft flow;
I see the sweetheart fair, who told
Her love now long ago.-Chorus.
I see the happy Christmas time
The children with their toys,
And father's merry joyous face
And happy girls and boys;
I mutter low, "God bless them all,"
And try to say a prayer,
So let the curtain slowly fall,
The picture still is there.-Chorus.