Scripture Verse

I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

Introduction

Words: Some­times at­trib­ut­ed to Will­iam Mc­Don­ald (1820–1901) or C. B. Da­vid­son.

Music: Toms Ri­ver, from The Wes­ley­an Sac­red Harp, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Mc­Don­ald & Ste­phen Gros­ven­or Hub­bard (1816–1904) (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: John P. Jew­ett, 1855), page 228 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have au­tho­ri­ta­tive da­ta on the ly­ri­cist or com­pos­er, would you ?

Lyrics

Sinner, go, will you go,
To the high lands of Heaven?
Where the storms never blow,
And the long summer’s given:
Where the bright blooming flowers
Are their odors emitting,
And the leaves of the bowers
In the breezes are flitting.

Where the saints robed in white—
Cleansed in life’s flowing fountain,
Shining beauteous and bright,
They inhabit the mountain.
Where no sin, nor dismay,
Neither trouble or sorrow,
Will be felt for a day,
Nor be feared for the morrow.

He’s prepared thee a home—
Sinner, canst thou believe it?
And invites thee to come,
Sinner, wilt thou receive it?
O come, sinner, come,
For the tide is receding,
And the Savior will soon
And forever cease pleading.