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: Mary Batch­el­der, 1891. Ap­peared in The Voice of Tri­umph, 19th ed­i­tion, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney et al. (Cleve­land, Ohio: J. H. Lamb, 1903), num­ber 137.

Music: D. C. Wright (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

When we reach those bright mansions in glory,
And the King in His beauty we see;
When we drink of the life giving fountain,
What a joy, what a rapture ’twill be.

Refrain

Multitudes that no man can number,
They meet on that beautiful shore;
They are singing their praises to Jesus,
Who is worthy of praise evermore

When we pass thro’ the swellings of Jordan,
We shall sing the new song of the blest;
With the blood bought, the pure, and the holy,
We shall dwell in that city of rest.

Refrain

Yes, we’ll sing the new song of redemption,
With our garments all spotless and white;
Then we’ll crown Him our blessèd Redeemer,
And ascend to the mansions of light.

Refrain