In My Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.@John 14:2
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

H. M. DuBose, 1909.

Kiawah Charles H. Gab­ri­el (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as H. A. Henry, one of Gabriel’s pseu­do­nyms.

My soul exults with praise and love,
Because my Lord hath said to me—
Within My Father’s house above
I have prepared a place for thee.

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O court of bliss! O mansion fair!
Where I the King Himself shall see,
And crowned with joys beyond compare
Shall dwell with Him eternally.

His blood hath sealed my deathless right
To that blest home beyond the sea;
My portion with the saints in light,
The place He hath prepared for me.

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It is not far—that home of mine,
That mansion by the cloudless sea;
Each morn its portals brighter shine,
Each eve it nearer comes to me.

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A gladsome dawn at last shall bring
My bark across the crystal tide.
And I shall greet my Savior king
And in my Father’s house abide.

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