In That Beautiful World on High (I Hope My Mother Will Be There)
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Oh, I will be there, (x2) With palms of victory, crowns of glory you shall wear In that beautiful world on high." Verses: "I hope my mother (sister, brother) will be there That used to join with me in prayer"
EARLIEST DATE: 1874 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: Bible nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dett, p. 130, "In That Beautiful World on High (I Hope My Mother Will Be There)" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 218 in the 1874 edition)
NOTES: In Dett's verses, every alternate line is "In that beautiful world on high."
The "crown of glory" is from 1 Peter 5:5: "And when the Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away" (King James). - BS
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