Scripture Verse

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


Words: M. A. Hood, in The Gos­pel Way, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1923), num­ber 19.

Music: R. Ed­win Per­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hood or Per­ry’s full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Far beyond the strife of this earth­ly life,
There’s a home pre­pared for us above;
And some bless­èd day we’ll go there to stay,
Evermore to sing of Je­sus’ love.


When we get home,
No more we’ll wan­der, no more roam,
But peace com­plete and rap­ture sweet
We’ll share when we get home.

In that home so sweet with its joys com­plete,
We shall find the rest for which we sigh;
Sing re­demp­tion’s song
With the blood washed throng,
When we reach that ci­ty by and by.


Just in­side the gate, where our loved ones wait,
Jesus our dear Sav­ior we shall see;
Look upon His face, praise Him for His grace,
O how sweet ’twill be to you and me.