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The Unclouded Day

O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies

Author: J. K. Alwood (1885)
Published in 182 hymnals

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Representative 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.

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 thro' 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 uncloudy day. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #619

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: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the land of cloudless day
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7021
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Timeless Truths #81
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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

African American Heritage Hymnal #589

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #480


One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #619

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Sacred Selections for the Church #408

Spiritual Life Songs #71

The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #585

The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #631

The Christian Life Hymnal #563


The Cyber Hymnal #7021

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #477


Timeless Truths #81


Total Praise #600

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Yes, Lord! #172

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