This song was recorded first by Gold City… included on their album, Preparing the Way. It was also recorded by the Freemans.

The Mississippi-based Christianairs were renamed Gold City at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve (1980) with bass Dallas Gilliland, tenor Bob Oliver, lead singer Jerry Ritchie, and baritone Ken Trussell. The group was an instant success in the industry, appearing on the main stage of the National Quartet Convention in 1981. The 1996 version of Gold City consisted of Jonathan Wilburn singing lead, Mark Trammell singing baritone, and Jay Parrack as tenor. Over the years, the group developed a trademark style that relied on heavy brass arrangements for their more driving songs, and moving lyrics for their inspirational anthems.

This song is fun to listen to… and sing along with!
It imagines what it might be like when believers get to Heaven… and try to say “Hello” to the many they’d wish to say “Hello” to. Jesus would, of course, be the primary addressee.
Bible Reference…  Isaiah 66:22; 1Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1Corinthians 13:12; Revelation 21:4

        CHORUS:
        “Hello! Hello!” I’ve been wanting to say, “Hello!”;
        “Hello!” in Heaven… walking and talking on streets of gold.
         Just want to say, “Hello!” when passing by the sparkling River of Life.
        So many things I want to know, but first things first – “Hello!”

Hello, Naaman, how did you feel in the muddy river Jordan?
Hello, Stephen, how did you stand the stones without a word?
Hello, John, what did you do when you saw great Heavenly things?
Walking down streets of gold… saying, “Hello!”

Hello, Paul, what did you sing in the prison stock at midnight?
Hello, David, did you dance when Goliath bit the dust?
Hello, Joshua, did you shout that shout, when the walls came tumbling down?
Walking down streets of gold… saying, “Hello!” (CHORUS)

Hello, Mama, what did you think when saw your children crossing?
Hello, Daddy, how did you feel when you heard Mama sing?
Hello, children, I’m thankful you chose the road to Heaven.
Walking down streets of gold… saying, “Hello!”

Hello, Jesus, I’ve got a million years to praise You!
Oh, sweet Jesus, my sins You did erase!
Thank You, Jesus, oh, my Jesus, You’ve been oh so good to me!
Walking down streets of gold… saying, “Hello!” (CHORUS)

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