Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Hen­ry Ben­nett (1813–1868).

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

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

portrait
John N. Pattison
1839–1905

Lyrics

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.