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Not Made With Hands

Christ went a building to prepare

Adapter: John S. Brown
Tune: [Christ went a building to prepare] (Dyer)
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christ went a building to prepare,
Not made with hands,
And ‘twill be decked with jewels rare,
Not made with hands.

I know, I know, I have another building,
Yes, I know, I know,
Not made with hands.

2 Just look over yonder and what do I see?
Not made with hands,
A heavenly home prepared for me,
Not made with hands. [Refrain]

3 I’ve never been to heaven but so I’m told,
Not made with hands,
That the heavenly streets are paved with gold,
Not made with hands. [Refrain]

4 The angels’ wings all tipped with gold,
Not made with hands,
They are so glorious to behold,
Not made with hands. [Refrain]

5 Some morning fair I’m going away,
Not made with hands,
And I won’t come back ‘till Millennial day;
Not made with hands. [Refrain]

6 I have some friends who’ve gone before,
Not made with hands,
Up there we’ll meet to part no more,
Not made with hands. [Refrain]

Source: Burning Bush Songs No. 1 #16

Adapter: John S. Brown

John S Brown USA. Thus far, John has evaded biographers. He may be Rev. John Stillman Brown of Kansas, but this is not verified. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ went a building to prepare
Title: Not Made With Hands
Adapter: John S. Brown
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #4607
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The Cyber Hymnal #4607

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