What a Day That Will Be

lyrics and music by jim hill

What a Day That Will Be Lyrics

 

There is coming a day,
When no heart aches 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.

 

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me 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.

 

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.

 

What a day that will be,
When my Jesus I shall see,
And I look upon His face,
The One who saved me 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.

 

What a Day That Will Be Guitar Chords

 

         C
There is coming a day when no heartaches shall come
        G7                        C     
No more clouds in the sky no more tears to dim the eye
       F                         C   
All is peace forevermore on that happy golden shore
       G7                         C
What a day, glorious day that will be
       F                        C
What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see
      G7
And I look upon His face
            C
The One who saved me by His grace
        F
When He takes me by the hand
             C
And leads me through the Promised Land
       G7                         C
What a day, glorious day that will be

 

Scripture References

  • Revelation 22:4 - They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.

The Story

 

I love to watch the Gaither Homecoming videos, and every now and then I'm pleasantly surprised to see some of the dignitaries of Southern Gospel music there. One person I love to see is Jim Hill, who as of this writing is in his 80s and still has his beautiful tenor voice.

 

Jim Hill as a young man studied to be a professional singer, even auditioning for the Metropolitan Opera, but thankfully for us and for the Kingdom of God he decided to dedicate his life to gospel music. In the 1940s, he started to both manage and sing tenor with the famed Golden Keys Quartet.

 

In the early 1950's, he would write "What a Day That Will Be".The story goes that his mother-in-law got gravely ill. He was a new Christian at the time, and while he was driving home from work he asked God why this was happening to her. He then said that words just came flooding to his head--when he got home he grabbed a piece of cardboard and started writing the words down. The first person he sang the song to was his mother-in-law.

 

The song was first presented by the Golden Keys Quartet and went on to be recorded by the Homeland Harmony Quartet. It would go on to become one of the most loved hymns in all of Southern Gospel music. Later in the 1960s, the Golden Keys Quartet would also help establish the songs of another young hymn writer by the name of Bill Gaither.

 

On October 3, 2012, Jim is scheduled to be inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Dollywood, a tribute that's certainly much-deserved and long overdue.

 

 

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