Composer: J. K. Alwood (1885)
Published in 15 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Composer: J. K. Alwood

Josiah Kelly Alwood, born 15 July 1828, near Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio; died 13 January 1909, Morenci, Michigan. He was a circuit riding preacher in the American Midwest, and later an elder in the North Ohio Conference of the United Brethren Church. LOC Name Authority Files  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: J. K. Alwood (1885)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 55111 11321 65551
Notes: In 1987, Willie Nelson sang this song in a "Farm Aid" concert broadcast all over America.
Key: G Major/G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain


The unclouded day

Oh, they tell me of a home far beyond the skies,
Oh, they tell me of a home far away;
Oh, they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise,
Oh, they tell me of an unclouded day.
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #915
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #7021
Text: The Unclouded Day
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #81
Text: The Unclouded Day
  • The_Unclouded_Day.pdf (PDF)
  • The_Unclouded_Day.sib (SIB, Scorch)
  • The_Unclouded_Day.xml (XML)


Instances (3)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
African American Heritage Hymnal #589Image
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #915AudioScore
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bicentennial Hymnal #631