Mountain Top Dwelling (Charles A. Tindley, Jr.)

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Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2022-08-01).   Score information: A5, 2 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from New Songs of Paradise, 1916. All three stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Mountain Top Dwelling
First Line: I can see down yonder
Composer: Charles A. Tindley, Jr.
Lyricist: Charles Albert Tindley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1916 in New Songs of Paradise, no. 32
Description: A gospel hymn, lyrics by the father, music by the son.

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Original text and translations

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1. I can see down yonder where I had my dwelling,
In the mire and the clay of sin;
The story I am telling,
Perhaps you've never been
In the road of sin with all its gloom and sadness,
The way unbelievers go;
The way of shame and madness,
'Tis the way of pain and woe.

I am dwelling now upon the mountain,
I am drinking at the crystal fountain;
And the lovely vales of Eden
Are more and more in sight;
There pain and grief cometh never,
The hand of death cannot sever,
God's children are home for ever,
In garments pure and white.


2. When I saw my danger and heard of a Savior,
Who had suffered and died for me;
When I learned this gracious favor,
Was to save and set me free
At the foot of the cross where I knelt confessing
I beheld His shining face,
And then there came the blessing,
Twas the light of saving grace.

3. Praise His name, I'm happy in a full salvation,
The Lord has redeemed my soul,
It is a new creation,
For His blood has made me whole,
And now I am walking in the blooming garden
Where the healing waters flow,
The stream that bringeth pardon,
And saves us here below.