Scripture Verse

In My Father’s house are many mansions…I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

Introduction

Words: James L. Ni­chol­son, in De­vo­tion­al Me­lo­dies (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: A. S. Jenks, 1859).

Music: Will­iam U. Butch­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

There’s a beautiful land on high,
To its glories I fain would fly,
When by sorrow pressed down,
I long for my crown,
In that beautiful land on high.

Refrain

In that beautiful land I’ll be
From earth and its cares set free;
My Jesus is there, He’s gone to prepare
A place in that land for me.

There’s a beautiful land on high,
And my kindred its bliss enjoy;
Methinks I now see how they’re waiting for me,
In that beautiful land on high.

Refrain

There’s a beautiful land on high,
And though here I oft weep and sigh,
My Jesus hath said that no tears shall be shed
In that beautiful land on high.

Refrain

There’s a beautiful land on high,
Where we never shall say, Goodbye;
When over the river we’re happy for ever
In that beautiful land on high.

Refrain