Saturday, June 28, 2008

Then Sings my Soul Saturday!

A couple of weeks ago when I posted a Father's Day tribute to my Dad I mentioned him giving his testimony and quoting "That will be Glory...for me!" I thought I would share that song today!

O that Will Be Glory

When “O That Will Be Glory” first appeared in 1900, a musical expert predicted, “It will never go; it has too many quarter notes.” In other words, ‘the rhythm is too monotonous.”
But in a few years, it was the most popular hymn Homer Rodeheaver led in the Billy Sunday campaigns. It was affectionately called the “glory Song.” It was inspired, not by an experience, but by a personality!
The author, C. H. Gabriel, was perhaps the best known and most prolific gospel song writer of the early twentieth century. One of his good friends was Ed Card, superintendent of the Sunshine Rescue Mission of St. Louis, Missouri. Ed was a radiant believer who always seemed to be “bubbling over” with Christian joy.
During a sermon or a prayer he would often explode with “Glory” just like some people say “Amen!” or “Hallelujah!” His beaming smile earned him the nickname “old glory face.” It was his custom to close her fervent prayers with a reference to heaven, usually ending with the phrase “and that will be glory for me!”
—Cliff Barrows

O that Will Be Glory for Me

1 When all my labors and trials are o’er,
And I am safe on that beautiful shore,
Just to be near the dear Lord I adore,
Will thro’ the ages be glory for me.

Chorus O that will be glory for me,
Glory for me, glory for me.
When by His grace I shall look on His face,
That will be glory, glory for me.

2 When by the gift of His infinite grace,
I am accorded in heaven a place,
Just to be there and to look on His face,
Will thro’ the ages be glory for me.

3 Friends will be there I have loved long ago;
Joy like a river around me will flow;
Yet just a smile from my Savior,
I know, Will thro’ the ages be glory for me.


Nancy said...

Thanks for coming by with encouraging words. I love that song you have posted. It is oold but a classic and says so much.

Mocha with Linda said...

Love this song! I can just hear all the choir echoes on the chorus. Wonderful piano! Thanks for the memories!

Mari said...

I love your new look! Those are great pictures. That's a really good song too - it takes me back in time.

Cheri said...

Love that song and I love your new look.
I was just at the conference grounds yesterday too- It's beautiful there!

ocean mommy said...

This is a great old song..I hum it often. :) It was nice to read and think on each word today.

Have a great weekend.

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

great look... did you do it? if so, girl.. you go.. if not, still ... girl you go.. snicker..

thanks for the prayers.. isn't life ... well just .. hmmmm.. in the hands of God..

thanks my dear friend

Greg or Amy Wyatt said...

The music and song remind me of the church I grew up in South Carolina. May God Bless you and thansk for bringing back some great memories. Greg

Cheryl said...


Love the new look, too. Great song. Thanks for sharing the info. also.

We don't hear a lot of the hymms anymore. It always reminds me of when I was younger, that was the music then.

Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

I love the newer songs, and are so happy to have them. But these oldies are goldies. I posted an oldie today too. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

I love your new look sweetie. Such a beautiful song, thanks for sharing.

SharonB said...

I've not heard this one least I don't remember hearing it. :-) But what words!!! Thanks for sharing the story behind it too...I love to read about the history behind the old hymns!

Shelly said...

Good song. Also, that was a finback whale on my pic. I will have more pics soon of the trip.

Miss*Suzanne said...

This hymn reminds me of the song, "I Can Only Imagine". Beautiful!

"When by the gift of His infinite grace,
I am accorded in heaven a place,
Just to be there and to look on His face,
Will thro’ the ages be glory for me."

Thanks for sharing. :)

Maisie said...

It will be so great to see all our Christian friends and loved ones there. What a reunion that will be.