Where Shall I Be

When judgment day is drawing nigh

Adapter: Charles Price Jones
Tune: [When judgment day is drawing nigh]
Published in 44 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When judgment day is drawing nigh,
Where shall I be?
When God the works of men shall try,
Where shall I be?
When east and west the fire shall roll,
Where shall I be?
How will it be with my poor soul;
Where shall I be?

Refrain:
Oh, where shall I be when the first trumpet sounds,
Oh, where shall I be when it sounds so loud?
When it sounds so loud as to wake up the dead?
Oh, where shall I be when it sounds?

2 When wicked men His wrath shall see,
Where shall I be?
And to the rocks and mountains flee,
Where shall I be?
When hills and mountains flee away,
Where shall I be?
When all the works of men decay,
Where shall I be? [Refrain]

3 When heav'n and earth as some great scroll,
Where shall I be?
Shall from God's angry presence roll,
Where shall I be?
When all the saints redeemed shall stand,
Where shall I be?
Forever blest at God's right hand,
Where shall I be? [Refrain]

4 All trouble done, all conflict past,
Where shall I be?
And old Apolyon bound at last,
Where shall I be?
When Christ shall reign from shore to shore,
Where shall I be?
And peace abide forevermore,
Where shall I be? [Refrain]


Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #601

Adapter: Charles Price Jones

Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When judgment day is drawing nigh
Title: Where Shall I Be
Adapter: Charles Price Jones
Place of Origin: Alabama
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O where shall I be when the last trumpet sounds
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12282
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #13083
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #196

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #503

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #697

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #601

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #12282

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #13083

Text

Total Praise #191

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