In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.@John 14:2

Henry Bennett (1813–1868).

Palmer (Pattison), John N. Pattison, in Songs for the Sanctuary, edited by Charles S. Robinson (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1868) (🔊 pdf nwc).

I have a home above,
From sin and sorrow free;
A mansion which eternal love
Designed and formed for me.

My Father’s gracious hand
Has built this sweet abode;
From everlasting it was planned—
My dwelling place with God.

My Savior’s precious blood
Has made my title sure;
He passed thro’ death’s dark raging flood
To make my rest secure.

The Comforter has come,
The earnest has been given;
He leads me onward to the home
Reserved for me in Heaven.

Loved ones are gone before,
Whose pilgrim days are done;
I soon shall greet them on that shore
Where partings are unknown.