Till the Boat Comes By

In the house of many mansions, With its portals bright and fair

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [In the house of many mansions]
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 In the house of many mansions,
With its portals bright and fair,
I am laying up my treasures,
And my heart has long been there.

Chorus:
At the river that divides me
From my Father's house on high,
I am waiting, I am watching
Till the boat comes by.

2 I have seen it in the distance
As it bent its snowy sail,
To the music of the waters
And the whisper of the gale. [Chorus]

3 In the house of many mansions
Dwells my Savior and my King;
I shall see Him in His beauty
And His praise my tongue shall sing. [Chorus]

4 Oh, that boat will soon be coming,
It will bear me home, I know,
To the house of many mansions,
And the friends of long ago. [Chorus]

Source: Coronation Hymns #35

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24,… Go to person page >

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First Line: In the house of many mansions, With its portals bright and fair
Title: Till the Boat Comes By
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: At the river that divides me

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