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Sunday, February 5, 2012

WHAT A DAY THAT WILL BE

Last Sunday I received the news that my best friend had suddenly and unexpectedly died. I still have a difficult time believing this has happened. (See my blog for Feb. 3) I will miss him. In addition to my father, father-in-law and dear aunt, this is the fifth of my dear friends (Norm, Gary, Ralph, my brother Terry, and now Jim) who have died in the last six years. In fact I am now the only male in our wedding party that is still alive. But the good news is that all of these folks are in heaven. And that fact is what brought me to this week's choice. What a day that will be when we see Jesus and our dear friends once again. What a thrill it is to have that assurance as we face the loss of their friendship and companionship here on earth. This week's choice was written by Jim Hill. He relates that his mother-in-law became very sick. He was a very new Christian at the time and one day when he was coming home from work, he was asking God why this was happening to his mother-in-law. Then he said, words just starting filling his mind, but he did not have anything to write the words down. So when he got home he got out of the car, looked down and there was a old piece of cardboard. So he picked it up and wrote down the words to "What A Day That Will Be." The first person that Jim Hill sung the song for, was his sick mother-in-law. Since then the song has been an anthem of encouragement many times for many people. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Revelation 21:4

(1) There is coming a day
When no heartache shall come
No more clouds in the sky
No more tears to dim the eye
All is peace forever more
On that happy golden shore
What a day, glorious day that will be.
Chorus:
What a day that will be
When my Jesus I shall see
And I look upon His face
The One who saved my by His grace
When He takes me by the hand
And leads me through the Promised Land
What a day, glorious day that will be

(2) There'll be no sorrow there
No more burdens to bear
No more sickness, no pain
No more parting over there
And forever I will be
With the One who died for me
What a day, glorious day that will be.
Chorus:
What a day that will be
When my Jesus I shall see
And I look upon His face
The One who saved my by His grace
When He takes me by the hand
And leads me through the Promised Land
What a day, glorious day that will be

Listen to it here. LISTEN

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I just wanted you to know that I am grateful that you post these lyrics. This song most definitely "spoke" to me. I cannot wait for that day! Thank you, Wanda