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The unclouded day

O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies

Author: J. K. Alwood (1885)
Tune: THE UNCLOUDED DAY
Published in 163 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies,
O they tell me of a home far away;
O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise;
O they tell me of an uncloudy day.

Refrain:
O the land of cloudless day,
O the land of an uncloudy day.
O they tell me of a home where no storm-clouds rise,
O they tell me of an uncloudy day.

2 O they tell me of a home where my friends have gone,
O they tell me of that land far away,
Where the tree of life in eternal bloom
Sheds its fragrance through the uncloudy day. [Refrain]

3 O they tell me of a King in His beauty there,
And they tell me that mine eyes shall behold
Where He sits on the throne that is whiter than snow,
In the city that is made of gold. [Refrain]

4 O they tell me that He smiles on His children there,
And His smile drives their sorrows all away;
And they tell me that no tears ever come again,
In that lovely land of uncloudyday. [Refrain]

Source: African American Heritage Hymnal #589

Author: J. K. Alwood

Alwood, Josiah Kelley. (Harrison County, Ohio, July 15, 1828--January 13, 1909, Morenci, Michigan). Ordained by the United Brethren in Christ, he spent many years as a circuit rider, traveling on horseback to his many appointments. He would be gone from his family for weeks at a time while he held revival meetings and lectured on Christian doctrine. Later, he became a presiding elder in the North Ohio Conference and was a delegate to several general conferences of his church. Always a staunch supporter of the original constitution of his denomination, he was a delegate to the general conference at the time of the separation of the church into two groups at York, Pennsylvania, in 1889. --William J. Reynolds, DNAH Archives  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies
Title: The unclouded day
Author: J. K. Alwood (1885)
Meter: 9.6.9.6.7.7.5.6
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the land of cloudless day

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7021
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #81
  • The_Unclouded_Day.pdf (PDF)
  • The_Unclouded_Day.xml (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #589TextPage Scan
The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #585
The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #631
The Cyber Hymnal #7021TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #438
Timeless Truths #81TextScoreAudio
Include 157 pre-1979 instances



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