Great Day!

Representative Text

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

1 Chariot rode on the mountain top,
God's goin' 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 goin' to build up Zion's walls!
The Lord has set His people free,
God's goin' to build up Zion's walls! [Refrain]

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

4 Goin' to take my breastplate, sword, and shield,
God’s goin' to build up Zion’s walls!
And march out boldly in the field,
God’s goin' to build up Zion’s walls! [Refrain]

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

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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
Text

Lift Every Voice and Sing II #5

Text

Songs of Zion #142

The Covenant Hymnal #775

The New National Baptist Hymnal #508

TextPage Scan

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

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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