DESCRIPTION: "How bright is the day when the Christian Receives the sweet message to come To the mansions of glory And be there forever at home." "The angels stand ready and waiting, The moment the spirit is gone...." "The saints that have gone us before us...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1859 (Sacred Harp, according to Joyner)
KEYWORDS: religious death nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Joyner, p. 77, "Sawyer's Exit" (1 text, 1 tune)
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