Not Made With Hands

Christ Jesus went a building to prepare

Author: E. A. Fergerson
Tune: [Christ went a building to prepare] (Fergerson)
Published in 6 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Christ Jesus went a building to prepare
In Heav’n’s fair lands,
And it will be decked with jewels rare
Not made with hands.

I know, I know
In Heav’n for me a mansion stands
A home, a home
Not made with hands.

2 Look yonder and a mansion you can see,
All fair it stands,
A beautiful home prepared for me
Not made with hands. [Refrain]

3 I’ve never been to Heaven, but I’m told
In those fair lands
The streets are all paved with shining gold,
Not made with hands. [Refrain]

4 The holy angels, beautiful and bright,
Dwell in those lands,
And soon we shall reach that home of light
Not made with hands. [Refrain]

5 Some of my friends have journeyed on before,
From earth’s dark lands,
To dwell in that home forevermore
Not made with hands. [Refrain]

6 Some morning fair, some bright and goldden day,
When God commands,
I’ll go to the home not far away
Not made with hands. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12887

Author: E. A. Fergerson

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Text Information

First Line: Christ Jesus went a building to prepare
Title: Not Made With Hands
Author: E. A. Fergerson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I know, I know in heaven for me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12887
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The Cyber Hymnal #12887

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