O the mansions of light, blissful mansions

O the mansions of light, blissful mansions

Author: John Henry Yates
Tune: [O the mansions of light, blissful mansions of light]
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1 O the mansions of light, blissful mansions of light,
We are coming their glory to see;
We are coming thro’ tempest, thro’ sorrow and night,
With the King in His beauty to be.

Refrain:
For we know if this house we inhabit today
Were dissolved in the depths of the tomb,
We’ve a building of God, in that land far away,
Where the Spring-time for ever shall bloom.

2 There no night spreads its mantle o’er valleys and hills,
Hiding beauties and glories untold;
There no winter shall silence the song of the rills,
And the dwellers shall never grow old. [Refrain]

3 Yet a little while here—for the wings of the years
Speed us on to that faraway shore—
Then away we shall fly from this valley of tears
To the land where they sorrow no more. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Endeavor Hymns #40

Author: John Henry Yates

Rev. John H. Yates, was born in Batavia, N. Y., November 31, 1837. He was educated at the Batavia Union School, but at the age of eighteen was forced to engage in business as a clerk to help maintain his aged parents. For several years he was with his brother, Thomas Yates, in the shoe business; afterwards, for seven years, salesman in G. B. Worthington's hardware store. In 1871 he took charge of the fancy goods department in E. L. & G. D. Kenyon's double store and remained there fifteen years. In 1886 he was called to be local editor of the Progressive Batavian, and filled the position nearly ten years. When twenty-one years of age Mr. Yates was licensed to preach in the Methodist church, but was not ordained until 1897. For nearly seven y… Go to person page >

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First Line: O the mansions of light, blissful mansions
Author: John Henry Yates
Refrain First Line: For we know if this house we inhabit today
Copyright: Public Domain

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Christian Endeavor Hymns #40

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