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Mansion Over the Hilltop

(G/*  , 4/4 Fast by Ira Stanphill, 1914)

Verse 1
I'm satis-fied with just a cottage below,
         D                    G
A little silver, and a little gold.

But in that city, where the ransomed will shine,
         D                      G - C - G
I want a gold one that's silver lined.

Verse 2
Tho' often tempted, tormented and tested,
             D                    G
And like the prophet, my pillow a stone.

And tho I find here, no permanent dwelling,
             D                    G - C - G
I know He'll give me a mansion my own.

Verse 3
Don't think me poor or deserted or lonely
            D                   G
I'm not dis-courage, I'm heaven bound.

I'm just a pilgrim in search of that city
         D                     G - C - G
I want a mansion, a harp and a crown.

           C                     G
I've got a mansion just over the hilltop,
               D                           G
In that bright land where we'll never grow old.
             C                          G
And some day yonder, We will never more wander,
            D                       G - C - G
But walk on streets that are purest gold.