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Mansion Over the Hilltop
Words and music by Ira F. Stanphill
© 1949, renewal 1977 by Ira Stanphil
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John 14:2-3

          1. 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.
          2. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself;
            that where I am, there ye may be also.

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          I'm satisfied with just a cottage below,
          A little silver and a little gold;
          But in that city where the ransomed will shine,
          I want a gold one that's silver-lined.

            Chorus
            I've got a mansion just over the hilltop,
            In that bright land where we'll never grow old;
            And someday yonder we will never more wander,
            But walk the streets that are purest gold.

          Tho' often tempted, tormented and tested
          And, like the prophet, my pillow a stone,
          And tho' I find here no permanent dwelling,
          I know He'll give me a mansion my own.

            Chorus
            I've got a mansion just over the hilltop,
            In that bright land where we'll never grow old;
            And someday yonder we will never more wander,
            But walk the streets that are purest gold.

          Don't think me poor or deserted or lonely,
          I'm not discouraged, I'm heaven bound;
          I'm just a pilgrim in search of a city,
          I want a mansion, a harp and a crown.

            Chorus
            I've got a mansion just over the hilltop,
            In that bright land where we'll never grow old;
            And someday yonder we will never more wander,
            But walk the streets that are purest gold.


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