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Mansion over the Hilltop

Rating:
4.2 / 5

Words & Music: Ira Stamphill

I'm satisfied with just a cottage below
A little silver and a little gold
But in that city where the ransomed will shine
I want a gold one that's silver lined

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

Don't think me poor or deserted or lonely
I'm not discouraged I’m heaven bound
I'm but a pilgrim in search of the city
I want a mansion, a harp and a crown

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

Recordingdate: 1960/10/30, first released on: His Hand in Mine (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Mansion over the Hilltop:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(sax)

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dgirl wrote on September 14, 2009
One of the prettiest of the gospel songs. Well performed.
sugartummy wrote on April 07, 2013
Beautiful gospel, but the author seems to want too much, and the wrong things for that matter. No love, but gold and a crown. Strange.
Gorse wrote on July 11, 2013
Elvis at his peak on these gospel sessions, with each and every recording full of soul, deep feeling and commitment. Smooth as silk and yet another 5 star experience.
ElvisSacramento wrote on August 22, 2013
This is such a beautiful gospel song and Elvis easily has the very best rendition of it. No one will ever be able to sing gospel songs better or as well as Elvis sang them.
Cruiser621 wrote on November 04, 2017
5 stars. Anything from the 1960 album "His Hand in Mind" is 5-stars as far as I'm concerned; one of his best gospel albums.
Miknik7077 wrote on December 25, 2020
Not one of my favorites. Sung well just a bit boring to me. I think his gospel got better as he got older.
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