Composer: J. K. Alwood (1885)
Published in 21 hymnals

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Composer: J. K. Alwood

Alwood, Josiah Kelley. (Harrison County, Ohio, July 15, 1828--January 13, 1909, Morenci, Michigan). Ordained by the United Brethren in Christ, he spent many years as a circuit rider, traveling on horseback to his many appointments. He would be gone from his family for weeks at a time while he held revival meetings and lectured on Christian doctrine. Later, he became a presiding elder in the North Ohio Conference and was a delegate to several general conferences of his church. Always a staunch supporter of the original constitution of his denomination, he was a delegate to the general conference at the time of the separation of the church into two groups at York, Pennsylvania, in 1889. --William J. Reynolds, DNAH Archives  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 (4)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
African American Heritage Hymnal #589Image
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #915AudioScore
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bicentennial Hymnal #585
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bicentennial Hymnal #631