Scripture Verse

In My Fa­ther’s house are many mansions. John 14:2

Introduction

Words: E. Wat­son, in Cha­pel Me­lo­dies, ed­it­ed by Si­las Vail & Ro­bert Low­ry (New York: Biglow & Main, 1868), num­ber 3.

Music: Ar­ranged by Hu­bert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Wat­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Hubert P. Main
(1839–1925)

Lyrics

I have heard of a place over there,
Where Jesus my Savior doth reign;
There will be no more death over there,
Neither sighing, nor sorrow, nor pain.

Refrain

O I have a home over there (over there),
Where Jesus my Savior doth reign;
’Tis a beautiful place over there,
Over there, over there.

I have friends that have gone over there,
And I hope to rejoin them again;
How delightful to meet over there,
And with loved ones forever remain.

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There are angels that sing over there—
How pleasant their singing must be;
There are crowns for the faithful to wear,
And I trust there’s a bright one for me.

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There are mansions for all over there,
For the poor and the homeless below;
There is room for the world over there,
And my Savior invites all to go.

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