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

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Mar­i­on S. Ker­by, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Marion S. Kerby
1857–1913

Lyrics

I have read of the sweet olden story,
Of the fair, happy Eden above;
Of the beautiful mansions of glory,
In the bright golden city of love.

Refrain

Oh, the sweet olden story
Of the fair, happy Eden above;
Of the beautiful mansions of glory,
In the bright golden city of love.

I have read of the clear sparkling river,
Bursting out ’neath the great throne of God;
How its sweet waters glide on forever,
Making glad all the host of the Lord.

Refrain

I have read how the banks of that river
By the saints and the angels are trod;
How their glorious anthems forever
Swell the praise of our Savior and God.

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