In My Father's House (song)
|"In My Father's House"|
|Song by The Blackwood Brothers|
30 October 1960
In My Father's House is a gospel song by The Blackwood Brothers, originally recorded in 1954. It was only one of two songs, the other being I Have But One Goal, which the group recorded between 1953 and 1956. Elvis Presley recorded the song at RCA Studios on 30 October 1960 and appears on his His Hand in Mine CD 1. Incidentally the lead singer of the original, Jake Hess of The Blackwood Brothers, was a major influence on Elvis. The version recorded by Elvis is slow, in the key of B Major and progresses from B to E major, to C# 7 to F#7.
The spiritual song makes reference to the King James Version of the Bible in John 14:2 which 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." The song refers to how "In My Father's House are many mansions" and how God is preparing a mansion in heaven. It also refers to how Jesus died on the cross to "bear my sorrow" and "so souls like you may have new life".
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