Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday's Song- When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder

The song I am sharing today was written in 1893 by a Methodist Sunday School teacher named James M. Black.  It's funny when I lived and worked in the city people would laugh at me when I said yonder.  But, here in the country everyone else says it too, so no one makes fun of me anymore.

I hope y'all are having a wonderful Sunday!

When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder 

When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more,
And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair;
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

Refrain
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there.

On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise,
And the glory of His resurrection share;
When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

Refrain
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there.

Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;
Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

Refrain
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there.

9 comments:

KathyB. said...

I don't think anyone sings this as well and as exuberantly as a group of Baptists! This seems to have been one of the favorite songs especially for the men and when a lot of men sing this song the room shakes!

Mildred said...

I agree with Kathy. I can remember singing this in church and the men loved the chorus.

mommaof3 said...

My daddy used to love this song!!

Shannon said...

Nancy, I love this song!!! I know what you mean about being made fun of for the way you talk. I lived in Chicago for a short while (back in our ATIA days of homeschooling) and I was made fun of constantly for the things I said, or the way I said them. I am not sure why Northerners think we are less educated for our accent, but it was very hurtful.

Mandie said...

I know I have heard this song??!! I wonder if we have sang it a couple times in church, hmmm. Very pretty

Twisted Fencepost said...

One of my favorites!
I say "yonder" too. And people make fun of me. Doesn't bother me....anymore. tee hee

countrychicken said...

Great song. I just love some of the old hymns. Have a good week.

Fairy Footprints said...

Thank you so much for all your kind words, thoughts, and prayers during this horrible ordeal. Our family appreciates them, and is thankful to have you in our lives. God bless.

Fairy hugs,
Heidi

Karen said...

Love that song! Thank you so much.