Sunday, April 18, 2010

Son-Day: "Unclouded Day"



Unclouded Day

O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies
O they tell me of a home far away
O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise
O they tell me of an unclouded day.

O the land of cloudless day

O the land of an unclouded day

O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise


O they tell me of an unclouded day.


O they tell me of a home where my friends have gone
O they tell me of that land far away
Where the tree of life in eternal bloom
Sheds its fragrance through the unclouded day.

O the land of cloudless day

O the land of an unclouded day

O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise


O they tell me of an unclouded day.


O they tell me of a King in His beauty there
And they tell me that mine eyes shall behold
Where He sits on the throne that is whiter than snow
In the city that is made of gold.

O the land of cloudless day

O the land of an unclouded day

O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise


O they tell me of an unclouded day.


O they tell me that He smiles on His children there
And His smile drives their sorrows all away
And they tell me that no tears ever come again
In that lovely land of unclouded day.

O the land of cloudless day

O the land of an unclouded day

O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise


O they tell me of an unclouded day.


~God Bless~



Josiah K Allwood was born 7/15/1828, Harrison County, Ohio. He was a circuit riding preacher for the United Brethren in Christ. About 1890 Allwood is said to have been returning home on a clear moonlit night when he wrote the words and composed the melody to the song “O They Tell Me of a Home Far Beyond the Skies.” He died 1/13/1909, at Mo­ren­ci, Mi­chi­gan.

2 comments:

Au and Target said...

I don't recognise this; maybe it's the way you sing it!

robert said...

Thanks for posting Josiah Alwood's gospel song. As you note, today is his birthday. If you'd like to learn a bit more about him and his song, I invite you to check out my blog for today at Wordwise Hymns.

(And I guess you'd better remove the video link. It seems to have run into copyright problems.)