Oh, Paradise!

O golden day, O day of God

Author: James McGranahan
Tune: [O golden day, O day of God]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O golden day, O day of God,
When sinless souls the garden trod!
In bliss supreme, ‘neath sunny skies,
In Eden fair, in Paradise.

O Paradise, sweet Paradise,
From scenes of earth we long to rise;
O paradise, bright Paradise,
Where Jesus reigns beyond the skies.

2 The fatal fall, the sin, the shame,
The death, the doom, the sword aflame,
The curse, the crime beyond disguise,
The earth no more in Paradise. [Refrain]

3 The beaded brow, the silvered hair,
The aching heart, the vacant chair,
The grassy graves, the broken ties,
Are not the scenes of Paradise. [Refrain]

4 To Christ the Lord upon the tree,
A sinner cries:— “Remember me!”
“Today shalt thou,” the Lord replies,
“Be with me there in Paradise.” [Refrain]

5 O golden day when Christ descends,
The curse removes and sorrow ends;
All glory-clad, the ransomed rise
To reign with Him in Paradise. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 #140

Author: James McGranahan

Born: July 4, 1840, West Fallowfield, Pennsylvania. Died: July 9, 1907, Kinsman, Ohio. Buried: New Kinsman Cemetery, Kinsman, Ohio. Pseudonym: G. M. J.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O golden day, O day of God
Title: Oh, Paradise!
Author: James McGranahan
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Oh, Paradise, sweet Paradise
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Gospel Hymns No. 5 #140

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #140

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