A Mansion for Me

Over my spirit tonight

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Over my spirit tonight]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 O’er my spirit tonight
Bursteth visions so bright
Of the home where the faithful shall be;
When the King on His throne,
To the skies bids them come,
Will there be a bright mansions for me?

Then, O say, will there be
A bright mansions for me
When the Lord in His glory I see?
When thro’ infinite grace
We shall meet face to face,
Will there be a bright mansion for me?

2 For my Master so dear
Am I laboring here?
Am I doing my best ev’ry day?
Do I walk in the light
Of His presence so bright,
Seeking only His will to obey? [Chorus]

3 In those mansions secure
That for aye shall endure,
Have I laid up my treasures so fair?
Is my heart pure and right
In my Lord’s holy sight?
Am I sure of my heritage there? [Chorus]

4 Help me now to be true
In each task that I do,
Keep me steadfast and faithful to Thee;
That at last with my Lord
I may share the reward
In the home Thou preparest for me. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #71

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Over my spirit tonight
Title: A Mansion for Me
Author: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then, O say, will there be
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #71

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