- (Posted 2022-06-26) CPDL #69804:
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2022-06-26). Score information: A5, 1 page, 50 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from New Songs of Paradise, 1916. All five stanzas included.
Title: Will You Be There?
First Line: There is a land that is free from tears
Composer: Charles Albert Tindley
Lyricist: Charles Albert Tindley
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn, Gospel hymn Meter: 87. 87. 12 7
First published: 1913
2nd published: 1916 in New Songs of Paradise, no. 36
Description: A gospel hymn.
Original text and translations
1. There is a land that is free from tears,
That blessed home of the soul,
No burdened hearts or anxious fears
And the streets are paved with gold.
Ch. Will you be there when the saints are marching into glory
With the blood-washed host of God?
Will you be there when they sing the overcoming story
Of redemption through his blood?
2. No poor are begging on the street,
The blind are made to see;
No homeless wandering soul to meet,
Through all eternity.
3. No feeble bodies ever sigh
From pain to be relieved;
No friendless children ever cry,
No mother's heart is grieved.
4. There toil is done and victory won,
The saints from sin are free;
They shout the glorious harvest home,
The year of jubilee.
5. There all the people are as one,
Redeemed from lost estate;
And earthly honors follow none,
Who enter through that gate.
Ch. Yes, I’ll be there when the saints are marching into glory
With the blood-washed host of God.
Yes, I’ll be there when they sing the overcoming story
Of redemption through his blood.