There's a great day coming, a great day coming

There's a great day coming, a great day coming

Author: Will L. Thompson
Tune: [There's a great day coming]
Published in 363 hymnals

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1 There's a great day coming,
A great day coming,
There's a great day coming by and by;
When the saints and the sinners shall be parted right and left,
Are you ready for that day to come?

Chorus:
Are you ready?
Are you ready?
Are you ready for the judgment day?
Are you ready?
Are you ready?
For the judgment day?

2 There's a bright day coming,
A bright day coming,
There's a bright day coming by and by;
But its brightness shall only come to them that love the Lord,
Are you ready for that day to come? [Chorus]

3 There's a sad day coming,
A sad day coming,
There's a sad day coming by and by;
When the sinner shall hear his doom, "Depart, I know ye not,"
Are you ready for that day to come? [Chorus]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #301

Author: Will L. Thompson

Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) Born: November 7, 1847, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1909, New York, New York. Buried: Ri­ver­view Cem­e­te­ry, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Rebuffed in an ear­ly at­tempt to sell his songs to a com­mer­cial pub­lish­er, Thomp­son start­ed his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. He lat­er ex­pand­ed, open­ing a store to sell pi­an­os, or­gans and sheet mu­sic. Both a lyr­i­cist and com­pos­er, he en­sured he would al­ways re­mem­ber words or mel­o­dies that came to him at odd times: "No mat­ter where I am, at home or ho­tel, at the store or tra­vel­ing, if an idea or theme comes to me that I deem wor­thy of a song, I jot it down in verse. In this… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a great day coming, a great day coming
Author: Will L. Thompson
Refrain First Line: Are you ready, are you ready

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6578
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #6028
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #6028Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #71
The Cyber Hymnal #6578TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #483
Include 359 pre-1979 instances



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