Alan Jackson gave his best and outpours his emotion singing the song ‘I’ll Fly Away.’ Furthermore, the hymn is one of the most repetitive and most recorded hymns.

The Story Behind The Song

Albert E. Brumley was the songwriter behind “I’ll Fly Away.” It was published in 1932 by the Hartford Music company in a collection titled “Wonderful Message.” The hymn was influenced by the 1924 secular ballad “The Prisoner’s Song.”

In some of the old interviews, Brumley wrote the song while picking cotton in his father’s farm in Rock Island, Oklahoma. It is said, Brumley was working and humming when he murmured the lines:

“If I had the wings of an angel, over these prison walls I would fly.”

This gave him the idea of writing the hymn into a gospel song. Moreover, Brumley described and compared the hymn to “The Prisoner’s Song.”  Brumley was able to finish the entire hymn after three years.

Of the 20th century with over 600 published songs, Albert E. Brumley has been described as a prominent gospel songwriter. Some of Brumley’s other popular hymns include “Jesus, Hold My Hand,” “Turn Your Radio On,” “I’ll Meet You in the Morning,” and “This World Is Not My Home.”

“I’ll Fly Away” Lyrics

Some bright morning when this life is over
I’ll fly away
To that home on God’s celestial shore
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away, oh glory
I’ll fly away in the morning
When I die hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

When the shadows of this life have gone
I’ll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I’ll fly
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away, oh glory
I’ll fly away in the morning
When I die hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

Oh how glad and happy when we meet
I’ll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away oh glory
I’ll fly away in the morning
When I die hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away oh glory
I’ll fly away in the morning
When I die hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

Just a few more weary days and then
I’ll fly away
To a land where joys will never end
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away oh glory
I’ll fly away in the morning
When I die hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away
I’ll fly away

Here is a music video of “Are You Washed In The Blood” and “I’ll Fly Away.”

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