Great Day!

Representative Text

Refrain:
Great day! Great day, the righteous marching;
Great day! God's going to build up Zion's walls!
Great day! Great day, the righteous marching;
Great day! God's going to build up Zion's walls!

1 Chariot rode on the mountain top,
God's going to build up Zion's walls!
My God spoke and the chariot did stop,
God's goin' to build up Zion's walls! [Refrain]

2 This is the day of jubilee,
God's going to build up Zion's walls!
The Lord has set His people free,
God's going to build up Zion's walls! [Refrain]

3 We want no cowards in our band,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls!
We call for valiant-hearted men,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls! [Refrain]

4 Goin't 'take my breastplate, sword and shield,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls!
And march out boldly in the field,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls! [Refrain]

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #408

Text Information

First Line: Chariot rode on the mountain top
Title: Great Day!
Meter: Irregular
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Great day, great day, the righteous marching
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #408

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #5

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Songs of Zion #142

The Covenant Hymnal #775

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #487

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #445

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This Far By Faith #164

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