We have encountered so many gospel songs on the subject of heaven. And certainly, these tunes never fail to rouse our spirits. Regardless of the melody, artists who sang them and the way the lyrics were presented, we always find them delightful. Moreover, they affect us in many beautiful ways. Perhaps, the most appealing of all is how these heaven-centered hymns motivate us to prepare for such a grand homecoming. As we are aware, the moment our earthly journey is over, we would soon go home. And it should be our ultimate desire to be in our Father’s house in heaven. To enlighten us further on this, let’s draw inspiration from this beautiful song called “In My Father’s House.”
A blind singer named Aileen Hanks composed the words and music to this gospel song. The first group to record it was the American Southern gospel quartet Blackwood Brothers. One of the group’s only two songs, “In My Father’s House” came out in 1954. Six years later, Elvis Presley re-arranged and adapted the song on his first gospel music album His Hand in Mine.
Listen to Presley’s melodic adaption of “In My Father’s House” below.
In My Father’s House: The Inspiration
The song was inspired by a Biblical passage taken from the book of John. Using the King James Version, the specific reference says,
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you (John 14:2).
The above verse also served as the song’s opening lines. Clearly, it’s Jesus who is talking to us here. And what he’s referring to as “in my father’s house” is definitely heaven. In the second stanza, the narrator tackles Jesus’ death on the cross to save the world from sin and give us all a new life. Reflecting on this line, it can be concluded such great sacrifice is part of God’s preparation of His house. The song closes with a hopeful statement implying that if we remain true to our faith in God, then we will surely go to our Father’s house in heaven.
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