O Paradise!

O golden day, O day of God

Author: James McGranahan
Tune: [O golden day, O day of God]
Published in 7 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

James McGranahan USA 1840-1907. Born at West Fallowfield, PA, uncle of Hugh McGranahan, and son of a farmer, he farmed during boyhood. Due to his love of music his father let him attend singing school, where he learned to play the bass viol. At age 19 he organized his first singing class and soon became a popular teacher in his area of the state. He became a noted musician and hymns composer. His father was reluctant to let him pursue this career, but he soon made enough money doing it that he was able to hire a replacement farmhand to help his father while he studied music. His father, a wise man, soon realized how his son was being used by God to win souls through his music. He entered the Normal Music School at Genesco, NY, under… Go to person page >

Text Information

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



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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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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Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d148

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Montreat Hymns #471

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