Mansion over the Hilltop

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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
Recorded: 1960/10/30, first released on His Hand in Mine

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ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 22, 2013report abuse
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.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2013report abuse
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.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 7, 2013report abuse
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.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2009report abuse
One of the prettiest of the gospel songs. Well performed.

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