Thursday, February 24, 2011

I'll Fly Away--Jars of Clay

This morning I flipped on the radio while we prepared breakfast.  This song came on...not a bad way to start my morning!



Only problem is I immediately thought of my Granny and her sister, my Aunt Myrt.  They loved this song (well, maybe not *this* version, but the traditional version--the would always sing it while working).  Now they have "flown".  It brings me such joy to think about the promise that I am moved to tears almost every time!

I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away

Some bright morning when this life is over, I'll fly away

To a land on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away

When the shadows of this life have grown, I'll fly away

Like a bird from these prison walls, 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

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

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 will never end, I'll fly away


I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away

When I die, hallellujah by and by, I'll fly away

 {Granny with Micah on 5/22/1998.  She flew home to Jesus in January 2000.}

4 comments:

  1. Those we love who have flown away never leave our hearts. I really miss my Grandpa still and he passed away when I was a 7th grader.

    LOVE Jars of Clay!!

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  2. Yeah. Sometimes I feel really sad because my Grandpa died befor my parents even met, so I never got to meet him. I look forward to the day when I get to meet him in Heaven.

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  3. wow, doesn't that bring back some of my most faborite memories!! Love Mom

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  4. I remember meeting with and staying with Granny. Awesome lady!

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