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.

If you know Grove’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.


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.


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.