~* THE UNCLOUDED DAY *~
Josiah Kelly Alwood, 1828-1909

...I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

John 14:2b-4

Born July 15, 1828, near Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, Josiah K. Alwood, writer of The Unclouded Day, is only known for this one hymn favorite. Although the beauty of clouds is amazing, it is not physical clouds that this song speaks of, nor that the new Heaven and new Earth will be without. The clouds of this song are the clouds of the trials of this sin-cursed life...those storm clouds in our lives that cause us to see through a glass darkly, as the Apostle Paul tells us in I Corinthians. But there, in our heavenly Home, we shall see our Lord face to face!

Alwood was a circuit riding preacher in the American Midwest, and later he was an elder in the North Ohio Conference of the United Brethren Church. His hymn has become a favorite from coast to coast, even being included among Southern favorites in Smoky Mountain Hymns.

Though Alwood's earthly body died January 13th, 1909, in Morenci, Michigan, he went to be where his friends had gone, and where the dearest Friend Who ever lived abides! He entered the Land of the unclouded day!



O they tell me of a Home far beyond the skies,
O they tell me of a Home far away;
O they tell me of a Home where no storm clouds rise,
O they tell me of an unclouded day!

O they tell me of a Home where my friends have gone,
O they tell me of that Land far away,
Where the tree of life in eternal bloom
Sheds its fragrance through the unclouded day!

O they tell me of a King in His beauty there,
And they tell me that mine eyes shall behold
Where He sits upon the throne that of emerald glows,
In the city that is made of gold!

O they tell me that He smiles on His children there,
And His smile drives their sorrows all away;
And they tell me that no tears ever come again
In that lovely Land of unclouded day!

CHORUS:
O the land of cloudless day,
O the land of an unclouded day!
O they tell me of a Home where no storm clouds rise,
O they tell me of an unclouded day!



*For Today*: John 14:4; Hebrews 8:1; Revelation 4:2, 5:13, 22:1-5

Are you a Christian? If you are, rejoice in the hope of that unclouded day! Share with others today how they, too, can come to know Christ as Saviour, that they may know the joy of the unclouded day!

Music Courtesy of The Cyber Hymnal

Another Arrangement is available at Rose's Garden of Sacred Music (look under T for The Unclouded Day *_* ) I love this arrangement, too, as it goes into "I'll Fly Away"!!!

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