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


Words: Hat­tie M. Bol­man, in The Pol­y­phon­ic; or Ju­ve­nile Cho­ral­ist, ed­it­ed by Au­gus­tus D. Fill­more & Com­fort L. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: R. W. Car­roll, 1863), num­ber 122.

Music: Di­jon J. G. Bitt­hau­er, 1794. Pub­lished in The­o­dore Flied­ner’s 1842 Lied­er-buch (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bitt­hau­er’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Bol­man,


In the land of ancient story,
Where no storms can ever come,
Where the Savior dwells in glory,
There remains for us a home.

There within the heavenly mansions,
Where life’s river flows so clear,
We shall see our blessèd Savior,
If we love and serve Him here.

There with holy angels dwelling,
Where the ransomed wander free,
Jesus’ praises ever telling
Sing we through eternity.

There amid the shining numbers,
All our toils and labors o’er,
Where the Guardian never slumbers,
We shall dwell forevermore.