In My Father’s house are many mansions. John 14:2
Words: Charles A. J. Marsh, in Make His Praise Glorious, edited by Edwin Excell (Chicago, Illinois: E. O. Excell, 1900), number 3.
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In Heav’n are many mansions fair,
No sin, no grief, no sorrow there;
In Heav’n God’s weary ones find rest,
His children are forever blest.
O praise Him with your voice and sing,
Till earth and Heav’n with anthems ring;
Rejoice! rejoice! blest be the Word,
Ye shall be ever with the Lord.
In Heav’n the holy angels dwell,
And loud their joyful anthems swell;
In Heav’n God’s saints their voices raise,
And join with angels in His praise.
On earth, in Heav’n, the ransomed sing
The glory of their Savior, King;
Their song on earth redeeming love,
And that their song in Heav’n above.
Then comfort ye your hearts, nor fear,
For Heav’n to earth is very near;
And there the saints who love His Word
Shall be forever with their Lord.