Today is the anniversary of my Grandma passing away. During this time last year I wrote 2 articles about her

The Unspoken Eulogy
Lyrics Of “The Homeland Shore”

Interestingly, her death anniversary is also very close to the birthday of her great grand child. IT had been a year and i miss her very much.  I know that Granny is with God and God had taken her back to him.

One day it will be my turn to fly away to God and I know i would have the chance to see her. So for this article, I would like to dedicate this piece of country hymn that her great grandchild will always react to when he heard it.

According to Wikipedia, this hymn was created in 1929 by  Albert E. Brumley and published in 1932 by the Hartford Music company in a collection titled Wonderful Message. The author is heavily influenced from secular ballads when he wrote the hymn.

But personally I love this hymn, simply because it reminded me that one day when my life is over, I will fly away too. A Christian funeral is not meant to be a sad affair, even though death means that we are parted from our loved ones, but we have a hope to reunite again.

Whenever my son hear this tune, i could feel him jumping to the tune as it was playing. So to mark the first year of granny passing. I would like to share this hymn. The version i have chosen is the version sang by the Late Joey Feek. It is the version that her great grandson loves to hear.

"I’ll Fly Away"

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
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 prison bars have flown, 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
(Take it 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, I’ll fly away
To a land where joy will never end, I’ll fly away
(One more time)

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

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