Christ My Song - 619
Thy Father's house! Thine own bright home! - The Father's house (Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Father's house.
"In my Father's house are many mansions. … I go to prepare a place for you." (John 14, 2)
1. Thy Father's house! Thine own bright home!
And thou hast there a place for me!
Though yet an exile here I roam,
the distant home by faith I see. (PDF - Midi)
2. I see its domes resplendent glow,
where beams of God's own glory fall;
and trees of life immortal grow,
whose fruits o'erhang the sapphire wall.
3. I know that thou, who on the tree
didst deign our mortal guilt to bear,
wilt bring thine own to dwell with thee,
and waitest to receive me there.
4. Thy love will there array my soul
in thine own robe of spotless hue;
and I shall gaze while ages roll,
on thee, with raptures ever new.
5. O welcome day! when thou my feet
shalt bring the shining threshold o'er;
a Father's warm embrace to meet,
and dwell at home for evermore.
Ray Palmer, in: The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 62.