Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have 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.

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

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

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

The Fair Mansions

We in this tabernacle mourn

Published in 7 hymnals

Full Text

1 We in this tabernacle mourn,
For immortality;
Burdened with sin we daily groan,
And long to be set free.

2 We view this world not as our home,
But sojourn in a vale;
We seek a city yet to come,
Where joy shall never fail.

3 We have an house above the sky,
In heaven's unmeasured space;
Where we shall dwell eternally,
To see our Savior's face.

4 Roll on, roll on our peaceful years,
And bring our souls to rest;
Where troubles end, and doubts and fears,
No more disturb our breast.

5 Then we shall bid a long farewell,
To all those fleeting things;
Our clay is earth we leave to dwell,
To mount on sacred wings.

6 Swifter than thought we soar on high,
Above those twinkling stars;
Pass through the regions of the sky,
And all those rolling spheres.

7 The sun ere long will disappear,
And sinners feel their loss;
While we ascend through yielding air,
And steer the eternal course.

8 Now winged time is known no more,
Eternity begins;
Our souls have gained the heavenly shore,
And view the amazing scenes.

9 Their songs begin to sound so sweet,
Our raptured souls on fire,
To bow around our Savior's feet,
And join the heavenly choir.

10 Unnumbered years shall gently roll,
And each increase their bliss;
When God shall say unto each soul,
Come dwell where Jesus is.

11 Then will your blessed Jesus come,
And bid the dead arise;
And call his weary children home,
To mansions in the skies.

12 Where sin and sorrow all shall cease,
And tears be wiped away;
And nothing shall disturb our peace,
To one eternal day.

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians 1800

Text Information

First Line: We in this tabernacle mourn
Title: The Fair Mansions
Language: English

Timeline

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements