Waiting, but working

I am thinking today of a mansion above

Author: E. M. Richmond
Tune: [I am thinking today]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am thinking today
Of a mansion above,
By the side of the river so fair;
Where the streets are of gold,
And we never grow old,
O the joy of a home over there!

Refrain:
But the Master says, Stay,
There is work here to do,
And he tells me he’ll call by and by;
There are souls to be won
Ere my work shall be done,
And I enter my mansion on high.

2 I am singing the songs
That they sing over there,
I am praising the Lord that I love;
But I long to be free
And his glory to see,
With the blood-washed in heaven above. [Refrain]

3 I’ve a crown over there,
I am longing to wear,
When the burdens of life shall be o’er;
With the crosses all past,
With my loved ones at last,
I shall rest on that heavenly shore. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #44

Author: E. M. Richmond

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Text Information

First Line: I am thinking today of a mansion above
Title: Waiting, but working
Author: E. M. Richmond
Refrain First Line: But the Master says stay

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Instances

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #122

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New Songs of the Gospel No. 2 #27

Offering of Praise #d62

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The Old Story in Song #44

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The Voice of Praise No. 3 #196

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