Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

O house of many mansions

O house of many mansions

Author: E. Norman Gunnison
Tune: [O house of many mansions]
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O house of many mansions,
Thy doors are open wide,
And dear are all the faces
Upon the other side.
Thy portals they are golden,
And those who enter in
Shall know no more of sorrow,
Of weariness and sin.

O house of many mansions,
Thy doors are open wide,
And dear are all the faces
Upon the other side.

2 O house of many mansions,
My weary spirit waits
And longs to join the ransom'd
Within thy pearly gates;
Who enter thro' thy portals,
The mansions of the blest;
Who come to thee a weary,
And find in thee their rest. [Refrain]

3 O house of many mansions,
O house not made with hands,
I sigh for thee while waiting
Within these border lands.
I know that but in dying,
The threshold is crossed o'er;
There shall be no more sorrow
In thy for evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #75

Author: E. Norman Gunnison

Born: May 15, 1837, Charlestown, Massachusetts. Gunnison’s poems appeared in Scribner’s Magazine, The Christian at Work, & the Daily Southern Cross. His works include: Our Stars for the Army of the Potomac (Ringwalt & Brown, 1863) One Summer’s Dream: An Idyll of the Vineyard and Other Poems (York, Pennsylvania: Hiram Young, 1875) Toni and Moidl: A Tale of the Border Tyrol Between Austria and Bavaria (San Francisco, California: A. J. Leary, 1884) Windsheim Bells and Other Poems (San Francisco, California: 1884) The Miracle of St. Kümmerniss (San Francisco, California: Commercial Publishing Company, 1887) --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O house of many mansions
Author: E. Norman Gunnison



The Cyber Hymnal #4985
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #4985

Include 13 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us