Scripture Verse

In My Father’s house are many mansions…I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2


Words & Mu­sic: John J. Ma­thews, in Bright Beau­ti­ful Bells, ed­it­ed by Ben­ja­min B. Beall (Birm­ing­ham, Al­a­ba­ma & Bu­chan­an, Geor­gia: B. B. Beall, 1900), num­ber 34 (🔊 pdf nwc). To my friend and class­mate, Prof. B. B. Beall.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mathews (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


There’s a beautiful home
Far beyond the starry sky,
Christ has gone to prepare over there.
I shall dwell in that home
In the sweet by and by;
How I long, how I long to be there!


Then I’ll sing, sweetly sing,
In the mansions where the blest never die;
Then I’ll sing, sweetly sing,
In that home in the sweet by and by.

There I’ll sing with the angels
Of Moses and the Lamb;
While the ages eternally fly;
For the Lord will be there
With the saved from every land,
In that home in the sweet by and by.


I will dwell in that home
With the loved ones gone before,
And with them all its blessedness share;
And forever the Savior
Of sinners adore,
And be happy and blest over there.