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 & Music: H. E. En­gle, in The New Star­ry Crown, ed­ited by Al­dine S. Kief­fer (Sing­er’s Glen, Vir­gin­ia: Rue­bush, Kief­fer, 1877), page 76 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know En­gle’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

There’s a beautiful land far beyond the sky,
And Jesus, my Savior, is there;
He has gone to prepare me a home on high—
Oh, I long, oh, I long to be there!

Refrain

In that beautiful land,
Where the angels stand,
We shall meet, we shall meet,
We shall meet in that beautiful land.

I have friends who have gone to that land on high,
They are free from all sorrow and care;
And I trust I shall meet them above the sky—
Oh, I long, oh, I long to be there!

Refrain

We shall meet in that beautiful land on high,
And be with the bright and the fair;
Where the waters of life sweetly murmur by—
Oh, I long, oh, I long to be there!

Refrain