One of my favorite hymns to sing with my friends in memory care is “Mansion Over the Hilltop” written by Ira Stanpill in 1949. His song has become a classic for every generation of Christians because it reminds us that our hope is not found on this earth…For the rest of this post continue reading on Walking With Lambs
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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 14:1-2 KJV
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I was blessed to meet Mr. Stanphil in K.C. at First Assembly of God when he presented some of his “newest” songs, including “None to Compare.” He was truly a man of God who used his gifts to bring praise to our Lord.
Wow now that is a wonderful memory! I have sung this for people in nursing cerm care as well as in church (a long time ago). I actually didn’t realize it was such a relatively recent song till a few weeks ago.
“Mansion Over the Hilltop” was one of the favorites of residents at the places I used to play. You reminded me I used to do this, Pete. I need to get back out there!
If you do get involved again, let me know. We publish a free weekly newsletter which is shared at about 10-12 facilities each week. I print up a number myself to give out and some of the activity directors do it for me (Much cheaper!). It is just a single sheet with stories on both sides and we call it, the “Sunshine Newsletter”