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.
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.
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.
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.