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Posted:  12 Dec 2006 08:37
Does anyone have the rest of this song or know who wrote it?  I'm not totally sure of the title either..

Oh, look what I've traded for a mansion
Look what I'm leaving behind
Look who will be there to greet me in that beautiful Paradise
I've traded my old tattered garments
He gave me a robe of pure white
I've traded it all for a mansion....
Posted:  13 Dec 2006 00:32
I found these lyrics in May 2001 at the following place. Being so long ago, I don't know if still there. http://branchministry.net/songs/mansion.htm
If I remember correctly, I heard a lady sing this on the radio in my car and came home and searched for the lyrics. I don't remember the tune though or who wrote it.

LOOK WHAT I'M TRADING FOR A MANSION

Verse 1
I once heard a story
Of a sainted old mother
Who had lived out her life
Here on earth
As she lay on her death bed
Her friends gathered 'round
And these were the last word she said

Chorus:
"O look what I've traded for a mansion
O look what I'm leaving behind
O look who will be there to greet me
When I step into God's sweet paradise
I'm leaving behind all my sorrows
I'm leaving behind all my cares
For I've traded it all for a mansion
That Jesus has gone to prepare"

Verse 2
Her hands were so feeble
Her voice was so low
But she still had a smile on her face
She said "I hear singing
O they're waiting for me"
Then she looked up to Heaven and said

Chorus

Tag:
For I've traded it all for mansion
That Jesus has gone to prepare

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 [KJV]
Posted:  06 Dec 2008 05:39
This song was written by Paul Chitwood from Winfield, TN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA9QkLtfTec
Posted:  05 Feb 2009 02:03
this song is amazing
just rember when life gives you hard times and u just fall to your knees your in perfect poistion to pray
god bless america
Posted:  13 Feb 2009 04:47
I love to sing this song it is one of my personal favorites
Posted:  30 Mar 2009 22:51
CAN THIS SONG BE FOUND ON KARAOKE?
Posted:  01 Apr 2009 15:50
I was looking for this song for a long time

            THANK YOU!!!!!!
Posted:  26 Jan 2010 07:59
They sang this song at my Great-Grandmother's funeral in November of 1999, I was 10, she was 93, and I've loved it ever since.
Posted:  29 Mar 2010 07:20
my cousin would sing this to my granny when she got sick and then when she finally passed away, my cousin did it at the funeral. i love the song and i wish that i could find it on a cd
Posted:  31 Oct 2010 07:26
This song was made popular by The Perry's (a Southern Gospel Group).
Posted:  21 Jan 2011 02:29
Love this also a aged old man requested this song have to rewrite some of the words but we'll make it work.  Thanks for helping, God Bless You.
Posted:  23 Jan 2011 19:37
Does anyone have the chords for this song? My grandma just pasted away and i would like to sing this at her funeral.
Posted:  10 Apr 2011 03:39
the rest of that Verse at the top is: That Jesus has gone to prepare
Posted:  09 May 2011 20:35
I had this on tape but don't remember who was singing it.  We had a young man sing it in church this week-end. It is a beautiful song and brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it.
Mary Ann Hitchcock
Kalamazoo, MI
Posted:  15 May 2011 22:20
Thank you for posting the lyrics.  The sound track is available on the CD, The Perrys, Hits and Hymns Volume 2 from Daywind.
Posted:  30 May 2011 03:44
Does anyone have the sound track of this
Posted:  09 Oct 2012 01:42
Verse 2
Her hands were so feeble
Her voice was so low
But she still had a smile on her face
She said "I hear singing
O they're waiting for me"
Then she looked up to Heaven and said


The version I know in Verse 2 is

Her hand were feeble
Her body so weak
But she still had a smile on her face
She said I hear singing
They're coming for me
She looked up to heaven and said
Oh look what i traded for a mansion
Oh look what im leavin behind
Oh look who'll be there to meet me
When i step into Gods paradise
Im leaving behing all my sarrows
Im leaving behind all myt cares
I've traded them all for a mansion
That Jesus has gone to prepare.

I sang this song to my Mom while she was dying, this song has always givin me comfort.
Posted:  11 Jan 2013 05:04
There was a duet sung by Dave Eubanks and Tim Moxley of this song. I have it on a cassette tape so it was obviously made at least 15 years ago. They do a good rendition of it.
Posted:  29 Jun 2013 05:57
It was written by Paul Chitwood of Winfield Tn. His wife passed away from cancer many years ago and he and his boys sing it.
Posted:  06 Jul 2013 07:04
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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