House of Many Mansions

Hear the words of consolation

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Hear the words of consolation]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Hear the words of consolation,
Floating down the aisles of time,
Sounding ‘mid earth’s tribulation,
Like a sweet celestial chime,
‘Tis the tender voice of Jesus
Bringing comfort sweet and true;
“In the house of many mansions
I’ll prepare a place for you.”

I’ll prepare a place for you,
I’ll prepare a place for you;
In the house of many mansions,
I’ll prepare a place for you.

2 What a blessed rest He giveth!
Rest from care and fear and sin;
Trust in Him who “ever liveth,”
Peace, a welcome guest, within.
Letting Jesus bear our burdens,
While His promise rings anew;
“In the house of many mansions
I’ll prepare a place for you.” [Refrain]

3 Take the precious consolation;
Come to Hime, and there abide;
O the joy of His salvation
When we tarry at His side.
Still above the fleeting shadows
Smiles the radiant, changeless blue;
“In the house of many mansions
I’ll prepare a place for you.” [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #325

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the words of consolation
Title: House of Many Mansions
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll prepare a place for you
Publication Date: 1894
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Hymnal for Joyous Youth #288


Hymns for Today #325

The Praise Hymnal #496

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