Angels, Get My Mansion Ready

Over yonder stands the mansion Christ prepared for me

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Over yonder stands the mansion Christ prepared for me]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Over yonder stands the mansion Christ prepared for me,
God ordained that I should have it from eternity;
And I’ll send a pray’r before me, ere I cross the foam,
“Angels, get my mansion ready, I am coming home.”

Refrain:
I am coming home to heaven, with the angels there to dwell,
I am coming home to glory, where I’ll never say farewell;
I am coming to that city, nevermore to roam,
Angels, get my mansion ready, I am coming home.

2 Purer are the joys up yonder than the halls of mirth,
Grander are the songs eternal than the songs of earth;
Sweeter is the bread of heaven than the honey comb,
Angels, get my mansion ready, I am coming home. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ a pilgrim I have wandered in the valley here,
Now unto the blessed homeland I am drawing near;
Soon amid these scenes of sorrow I will cease to roam,
Angels, get my mansion ready, I am coming home. [Refrain]

4 When my work below is ended and my race is run,
I will hear my Saviour calling at the set of sun;
Then I’ll send a message upward, past yon vaulted dome,
“Angels, get my mansion ready, I am coming home.” [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #56

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: Over yonder stands the mansion Christ prepared for me
Title: Angels, Get My Mansion Ready
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: I am coming home to heaven

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