I’LL FLY AWAY

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I’LL FLY AWAY
“I’ll Fly Away,” written by Albert E. Brumley in 1929, is a hymn most associated with
American Baptists and the Church of Christ. It is an optimistic song about an earthly
death that leads to everlasting life in glory with Christ. “I’ll Fly Away” has been called the
most recorded gospel music song, beginning with a recording by James and Martha
Carson, the “Barn Dance Sweethearts” of WSB Atlanta, in 1946, followed two years later
by the Chuck Wagon Gang in 1948.
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
Oh how glad and happy when we meet
I’ll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet
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