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Sunday, January 24, 2010

SOME GOLDEN DAYBREAK

The return of Christ and heaven has always been a major topic of hymns. If you look at many hymns you will find that the final verse often takes up this theme and the hymn ends with a message of hope for the future. And many hymns, like this week's choice, expand the theme and hope that Christians have in the midst of the turmoil of daily life here on earth. I admit that I really miss that message in most of today's music – maybe it is my age or maybe it is my recent experiences, but thinking about and singing about the second coming comforts my heart as it has done for many over the years. While preaching on the radio on the subject of the second coming of Christ, the Rev. C.A. Blackmore was outlining some of the marvelous things that would happen to Christians at the rapture. A lady who had been bedridden for twenty-three years heard the message and wrote, "Will I really be well? Will all pain and sorrow actually be gone?" Blackmore replied: "Yes, my friend, some glorious day, when Jesus comes, you will leap from that bed with all the vigor of youth and never know pain again." Blackmore's son, Carl, was greatly impressed with the reality of this coming event. As he pondered the glorious prospects, the words and melody of a chorus took form in his mind, and he said to his father: "Dad, you should write some verses for this chorus." After much prayer, early one morning, unable to sleep as he anticipated the thrill of the rapture, the elder Blackmore rose from his bed and wrote the verses of "Some Golden Daybreak." As the song became known, it grew in popularity. But, unfortunately I haven't heard it sung in public for many years. Think about the hope in the words of this week's choice.

(1) Some glorious morning sorrow will cease
Some glorious morning all will be peace
Heartaches all ended, school days all done
Heaven will open--Jesus will come

Some golden daybreak Jesus will come
Some golden daybreak, battles all won
He'll shout the vict'ry, break thro' the blue
Some golden daybreak, for me, for you.

(2) Sad hearts will gladden, all shall be bright
Goodbye forever to earth's dark night
Changed in a moment, like Him to be
Oh, glorious daybreak, Jesus I'll see

Some golden daybreak Jesus will come
Some golden daybreak, battles all won
He'll shout the vict'ry, break thro' the blue
Some golden daybreak, for me, for you.

(3) Oh, what a meeting, there in the skies
No tears nor crying shall dim our eyes
Loved ones united eternally
Oh, what a daybreak that morn will be

Some golden daybreak Jesus will come
Some golden daybreak, battles all won
He'll shout the vict'ry, break thro' the blue
Some golden daybreak, for me, for you.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love that hymn. It brings back many memories of yesterday.

godwin said...

You have made my daydwin

Cheryl Moorhouse said...

Dr.Eric Folsom sang this tune at my father's funeral in 1964. When my mother passed away in 2011 she had requested the same song so we tracked down a CD of Dr.Folsom and honored her wishes. Great words and I agree with so many others, today's songs are really lacking in humility and focus on Christ, rather than ourselves.

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