May 18

This Hymn Will Tell Us What Reaching Heaven Feels Like

This Hymn Will Tell Us What Reaching Heaven Feels Like 1
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We have featured several songs about that heavenly place in our previous articles here on Country Thang Daily. Although there have been various representations given for it, we always end up with a common conclusion – that a heaven is a beautiful place. Surely, it is. The thought of God being there gives us strong assurance that everything will be all right. There will be no more sorrows, problems, hardships, etc. All is pretty well in paradise.

Here is another hymn to listen to that would heighten our desire to be in that green pasture. It’s called “I Bowed on My Knees and Cried, Holy.”  Nettie Dudley Washington wrote the lyrics while E.M. Dudley Cantwell provided the music. Set to the tune of Cried Holy, the song was published in 1977. It appears both on the New National Baptist Hymnal and the African American Heritage Hymnal.

Immersing Into the Lyrics

As we sing the song, we get to experience how it feels like when we reach heaven. The song opens with a verse discussing the narrator’s dream about the place. It was named as Glory and described as bright and fair as we all believe it to be. As the protagonist entered the gates, the angels welcomed him.

In the chorus, he expresses the great feeling he had been in that place. The beautiful sight and warm welcome brought him to his knees and cried ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’. His brimming joy makes him clap his hands and sing, ‘Glory, Glory to the Son of God.’

He continued recounting his tour in heaven in the second verse. There, he mentioned about the meeting he had with some of the prominent Bible characters. However, he pointed out that it’s Jesus who died for him (and for all mankind) that he wanted to see.

Folks, did this piece make your day? We would be glad to hear your thoughts or experiences related to the song. Likewise, please do not forget to hit the like button and share the inspiration with your friends and loved ones. Here on Country Thang Daily, we strive to bring you a daily dose of cutting-edge entertainment through country gospel music and their interesting stories.

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E.M. Dudley Cantwell, I Bowed and Cried Holy, Nettie Dudley Washington

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