God's Eternal Mansions

On the holy hill of Zion

Author: Mrs. A. L. Davison
Tune: [On the holy hill of Zion]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On the holy hill of Zion,
God’s eternal mansions stand,
Thither faithful pilgrims journey
From the shores of ev’ry land.

Chorus:
Home of beauty! heav’nly dwelling!
Praise shall be thy blest employ;
Of those glorious heav’nly mansions,
Jesus is the light and joy.

2 They are seeking life immortal,
And they walk the narrow way;
Thro’ the pearly gates they’ll enter,
By the light of endless day. [Chorus]

3 Some are fainting from the roughness
Of the paths their feet have trod;
There is rest, O weary pilgrim!
In the mansions of our God! [Chorus]

4 Others walk with faith unfailing,
Heeding not the thorny road;
Pressing onward, patient ever,
Till they reach their blest abode. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #144

Author: Mrs. A. L. Davison

Born: 1851, Cuy­a­ho­ga Falls, Ohio. Died: March 10, 1887, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fannie’s fa­ther was killed when she was 10 years old; af­ter her mo­ther’s re­mar­ri­age to ho­tel­i­er Hen­ry War­ner, the fam­i­ly moved to Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fan­nie mar­ried court re­port­er Asa Lee Da­vis­on and they moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, then Ma­di­son, Wis­con­sin. Sev­er­al of her songs ap­peared in pub­li­ca­tions from the Fill­more Bro­thers of Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in­clud­ing Songs of Gra­ti­tude (1877), Joy and Glad­ness (1880) and The Voice of Joy (1882). Lyrics-- Last Words, The Purer in Heart, O God --hymntime.com/tch/bi… Go to person page >

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First Line: On the holy hill of Zion
Title: God's Eternal Mansions
Author: Mrs. A. L. Davison
Refrain First Line: Home of beauty! heav'nly dwelling!

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