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One More Voice in Glory
Words and Music © 2011 Leah Carolan
September 8, 2011

Written for Grandpa Van Genderen, who left this earth on September 7, 2011 and is now singing with the angels. Grandpa loved gospel music, so it seemed fitting to write him a "good 'ole gospel song". Very different from my normal style of writing, but I know Grandpa would have loved it! Enjoy. (For those wondering, "SSATB" refers to the voice parts on a piece of music. In this case, "Soprano1, Soprano2, Alto, Tenor, Bass. Grandpa would have been the "T" for tenor.)

VERSE 1
He always did like them old gospel songs,
You'd see his foot a'tapping as he sang along.
They'd shout "Glory, hallelujah! There is victory in Jesus!"
and at the end of every story there would be a saint in glory...

CHORUS
Oh, there's one more voice in glory today.
and there's one more voice rejoicing away.
For He's up and joined the chorus of the saints who've gone before us
There's one more voice in glory today.

VERSE 2
O how we miss the one we've gathered here to see
More than a husband, father, grandpa, friend was he.
But now he's singing with angels and dancing on 'dem golden streets
He'd sung about a million times in S S A T B

CHORUS
Oh, there's one more voice in glory today.
and there's one more voice rejoicing away.
For He's up and joined the chorus of the saints who've gone before us
There's one more voice in glory today.

VERSE 3
O what good is an old gospel tune
With no dramatic pause, or angelic etude?
For at those pearly gates of entry one is struck in awe of beauty
For no earthly tune he's ever sung could match the harmony
Of heaven's melody

CHORUS
Oh, there's one more voice in glory today.
and there's one more voice rejoicing away.
For He's up and joined the chorus of the saints who've gone before us
There's one more voice in glory today.
Oh, there's one more voice in glory today.
and there's one more voice rejoicing away.
For He's up and joined the chorus of the saints who've gone before us
There's one more voice in glory today.

TAG
For He's up and joined the chorus of the saints who've gone before us
There's one more voice in glory today.
Singing, "Glory, hallelujah! There is victory in Jesus!",
There's one more voice in glory today.
O there's one more voice in glory today.
O he's singing, "Hallelujah!" today.

Read Grandpa's obituary.



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