Scripture Verse

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


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of the Cen­tu­ry, ed­it­ed by George D. El­der­kin, John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: George D. El­der­kin, 1900), num­ber 6.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


In the house of ma­ny man­sions,
With its por­tals bright and fair,
I am lay­ing up my trea­sures,
And my heart will soon be there.


At the ri­ver that di­vides me
From my Fa­ther’s house on high,
I am wait­ing, I am watch­ing,
Till the boat comes by.

I have seen it in the dist­ance,
As it bent its sno­wy sail,
To the mu­sic of the wa­ters,
And the whis­per of the gale.


In the house of ma­ny man­sions,
Dwells my Sav­ior and my king;
I shall see Him in His beau­ty,
And His praise my tongue shall sing.


Oh, that boat will soon be com­ing,
It will bear me home, I know,
To the house of ma­ny man­sions,
And the friends of long ago.