Is There Not a Place for Me?

Mansions in the Fatherland

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Mansions in the Fatherland]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Mansions in the Fatherland,
Built by God’s almighty hand;
Happy hosts their beauty see,
Is there not a place for me?

Is there not a place for me?
Is there not a place for me?
Happy hosts their beauty see,
Is there not a place for me?

2 Crowns of glory, crowns of light,
Brighter than the stars of night;
Fadeless thro’ eternity!
Is there not a crown for me?

Is there not a crown for me?
Is there not a crown for me?
Fadeless thro’ eternity!
Is there not a crown for me?

3 Garments whiter than the snow,
Christ, the King hath made them so;
Still He calls in tones so free;
Is there not a robe for me?

Is there not a robe for me?
Is there not a robe for me?
Still He calls in tones so free;
Is there not a robe for me?

4 Golden harps in praise resound,
Songs to Jesus there resound,
Making ceaseless melody;
Is there not a harp for me?

Is there not a harp for me?
Is there not a harp for me?
Making ceaseless melody,
Is there not a harp for me?

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #63

Author: E. 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: Mansions in the Fatherland
Title: Is There Not a Place for Me?
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Is there not a place for me

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Instances

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Gospel Carols #176Page Scan
Gospel Herald in Song #150Page Scan
Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #150Page Scan
Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #63TextAudioPage Scan
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