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: A. H. Bry­ant, in Song Crown, ed­it­ed by Aus­tin Tay­lor et al. (Aus­tin, Texas: Firm Foun­da­tion Pub­lish­ing, 1912), num­ber 110.

Music: St. Lu­cie A. H. Bry­ant (🔊 pdf nwc). Adapt­ed by Ri­chard W. Ad­ams, Ju­ly 12, 2021 (pub­lic do­main).

If you know Bry­ant’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


I’ve a home be­yond the sea,
Where the shin­ing an­gels wait;
There’s a place pre­pared for me,
Just in­side the gold­en gate.


Just in­side the gold­en gate,
Over in the blest es­tate;
O that home so bright and fair,
Just in­side the gold­en gate.

There are man­sions bright and fair,
In the blest re­deemed one’s state;
Peace and joy be­yond com­pare,
Just in­side the gold­en gate.


I shall pass with­in the gate,
Where the ma­ny man­sions wait;
I’m an heir to that es­tate,
Just inside the gold­en gate.