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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

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.

Refrain:
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

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Gospel Hymns No. 5 #140

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #140

Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d265

Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d148

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Montreat Hymns #471

Sacred Songs and Solos #609

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