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: H. Lut­ton, in Praise Hymns and Full Sal­va­tion Songs, ed­it­ed by Jo­nas Trum­bau­er (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1898), num­ber 41.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


There’s a place in Heav’n pre­pared for me,
When the toils of this life are o’er;
Where the saints, robed in white, shall for­ev­er be,
Singing prais­es for­ev­er more.


Jesus pro­mised me a home ov­er there,
Jesus pro­mised me a home ov­er there;
No more sick­ness, sor­row, pain or death,
Jesus pro­mised me a home over there.

In my Fa­ther’s home are man­sions bright,
Jesus says it and I know ’tis true;
There’s a home for me, in that land of light,
Brother, sis­ter, there is one for you.


Many dear ones we loved are be­fore the throne,
In that hap­py, hap­py home on high;
I shall walk with them thro’ the streets of gold,
I shall wear a star­ry crown by and by.


In that home above, be­yond the skies,
Soon from sick­ness, pain and death I’ll be,
There with Je­sus to reign for­ev­er­more,
Throughout all eter­ni­ty.