Sunday Music: I’ll Fly Away

Some songs just wreck you in all of the good ways. It’s a song about struggle and release. It’s a song about tension and peace. It’s a song about freedom. The words go,

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

I’ll fly away, oh, Glory
I’ll fly away
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 joy shall never end
I’ll fly away

I’ll fly away, oh, Glory
I’ll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by
I’ll fly away

yeah, when I die, Hallelujah, by and by
I’ll fly away

I’ve got several most favorite versions, but here are three (talk about a Sophie’s choice…). Do you have a favorite? Send it over!

from My Mother’s Hymn Book – timeless.
This is the version you can play at my funeral.
I just love everything about this one stylistically. The super close harmony multi-voice singing is a time machine.

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