1 I am thinking today of that glorious time
When my soul shall have entered that Heaven-blest clime,
And the song of the ransomed shall ring thro' the skies
As the shouts of the ransomed in triumph arise.
Some day, some glorious day,
(Some beautiful day,)
When my soul shall be free from this cumbersome clay,
I shall join the glad song of the glorified throng
To praise my Redeemer, some day, some day.
2 Only sinners redeemed by the blood of the lamb,
Only those who thro' great tribulations have come,
have a part in the song which shall ring thro' the skies
As the shouts of the ransomed in triumph arise. [Chorus]
3 So I long for the day when His face I shall see,
And from earth's limitations my soul shall be free;
With no discordant note when His praises I'll sing-
Hallelujahs forever to Jesus my King! [Chorus]
Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by."
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