A Home on High

Beyond the light of setting suns

Author: L. W. Mansfield
Tune: [Beyond the light of setting suns]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Beyond the light of setting suns,
Beyond the clouded sky,
Beyond where starlight fades in night,
I have a home on high.

Refrain
A mansion there, not made with hands,
A place prepared for me;
And while God lives, and angels sing,
That home my home shall be.

2. Beyond all pain, beyond all care,
Beyond life’s mystery,
Beyond the range of time and change,
My home’s reserved for me. [Refrain]

3. Swift flying worlds, their nights that roll
Far out on seas of light,
Will bring no darkness to my soul;
My home’s beyond the night. [Refrain]

4. My sins and sorrows, strifes and fears,
I bid them all farewell,
High up amid th’eternal years,
With Christ, my Lord, to dwell. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2538

Author: L. W. Mansfield

Lewis William Mansfield USA 1816-1898. Born in Kent, CT, he was a woolen mill worker. He was became an author and poet, usually writing on Christian themes. His five books include: “The morning watch – a narrative” (1850); “Up-country letters” (1852); “Country margins and rambles of a journalist” (1855); “The outlines of the mental plan, and preparation therein for the precepts and doctrines of Christ” (1883); “Traces of the plan of our being so far as revealed..” (1884). Little information about his personal life was found. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Beyond the light of setting suns
Title: A Home on High
Author: L. W. Mansfield
Refrain First Line: A mansion there, not made with hands
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2538
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The Cyber Hymnal #2538

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