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Words and music: Ira Stamphill
From: Guitar Picker -
Mansion Over the Hilltop

         C                  F     C
Iím satisfied with just a cottage below,
         G7                  C
A little silver and a little gold;
                           F        C
But in that city where the ransomed will shine,
         G7                     C
I want a gold one thatís silver lined.


           F                     C
Iíve got a mansion just over the hilltop,
                    G7                     C
In that bright land where weíll never grow old;
      F	                              C
And someday yonder we will never more wander,
             G7                      C
But walk the streets that are purest gold.

Though often tempted, tormented, and tested,
And like the prophet my pillowís a stone;
And though I find here no permanent dwelling,
I know Heíll give me a mansion my own

Donít think me poor or deserted or lonely;
Iím not discouraged, Iím heaven bound.
Iím just a pilgrim in search of a city,
I want a mansion, a harp, and a crown.