Our House Becomes a Home

Words and music by Kathryn B. Decker

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    1. Our house becomes a home when it’s filled with charity,

    When caring loved ones always treat each other tenderly.

    Our house becomes a home when we live in harmony.

    Together we can make our house a home.

    A house has walls and windows; a home is something more—

    A smile in ev’ry corner, and love at ev’ry door.

    Our house becomes a home when there’s joy and gladness there,

    When cheerful voices greet us and sweet music fills the air.

    Our house becomes a home when there’s happiness to share.

    Together we can make our house a home.

    2. Our house becomes a home when we have the gospel light

    To lead us as a fam’ly in the way of truth and right.

    Our house becomes a home when the spirit’s burning bright.

    Together we can make our house a home.

    A house is built for shelter; a home is built inside

    When holy prophets teach us and Jesus is our guide.

    Our house becomes a home when we kneel in fam’ly prayer.

    We grow in faith with ev’ry sacred moment that we share.

    Our house becomes a home when we feel the Savior there.

    Together we can make our house a home.

    Copyright © 1996 by Kathryn B. Decker. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use. This notice must be included on each copy made.

    Music, Our House Becomes a Home Music, Our House Becomes a Home

    Painting by Robert T. Barrett