Scripture Verse

I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.@Psalm 27:6

Words & Music: Al­bert H. Grove, 1903, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc). Ap­peared in Gold Tried in the Fire (In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na: Brown Bro­thers, 1904), num­ber 131.

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Lyrics

Oh! what a great day in Zion ’twill be—
When over the river
We safely have crossed;
We’ll meet our dear friends,
Our loved ones we’ll see,
Unknown to the world that is lost.

Refrain

What a great day in Zion ’twill be—
When we have crossed o’er Jordan’s swift tide,
Our voices will blend with angels in glee,
While hovering by His dear side.

Oh! what a great day in Zion ’twill be—
When souls shall be happy
As never before;
From heartaches and sorrow we shall be free,
When safely we land on yon shore.

Refrain

Oh! what a great day in Zion ’twill be—
’Mid sounding of trumpets,
With harp in our hand;
With angels of light, the glories we’ll see—
Of Heaven, the paradise land.

Refrain