This song was written by Darryl Kenneth Williams, John Rowsey and John Starnes; it was recorded by the Gaither Vocal Band (GVB)… included on their album, Lovin’ God, Lovin’ Each Other.
Daryl Williams fell in love with Gospel Music at an early age. As he grew up in California, many local artists impacted Daryl’s music ministry. It was at the age of 7 that Daryl decided he wanted to write his first song; there are now over 1100 songs in his catalog.
John Darin Rowsey is no stranger to fans of gospel music. He has written 3 songs that have charted #1 nationally with southern gospel music enthusiasts. He is best known, though, for writing this song. It was Southern Gospel’s video of the year in 1997.
John Starnes is a Christian singer, a particularly high tenor, well known for appearing on TV alongside Jimmy Swaggart during his crusades, and on Bill Gaither’s Homecoming tours.
The Gaither Vocal Band (GVB) is named after gospel legend and leader Bill Gaither. It was the successor-group of the Bill Gaither Trio. By the 1980s, Bill Gaither, along with wife, Gloria Gaither, were both very successful songwriters.
The original Vocal Band (called the New Gaither Vocal Band) was formed spontaneously, backstage of a Gaither Trio concert. According to the liner notes of the CD compilation The Best of the GVB, the term “vocal band” was used instead of “quartet” because it did not limit Gaither in terms of sound or number of group members.
The 1997 version of the GVB consisted of Mark Lowry, Jonathan Pierce, Guy Penrod and Bill Gaither.
I first heard the Gaither Vocal Band while in college, but have enjoyed all the various versions since.
This song imagines what a worship celebration in Heaven might be like.
Bible Reference… Revelation 4:6-11; 5:8-14; 7:11,12; 11:16; 15:2,3; 19:5-7
Heaven’s getting ready for an end-it-all celebration
to begin eternity with a righteous congregation.
This world’s comin’ to an end and it won’t be long;
the party’s gonna’ start and go on and on and on.
I’ll be singin’ with the saints at the morning light,
ringin’ in the day ’cause there is no night;
sayin’ goodbye to the heartache, trouble and pain.
I’ll be sittin’ at the throne with an angel band,
shoutin’ “Hallelujah!” to the great I Am.
If you think it’s a dream, well, it ain’t… I’ll be singin’ with the saints.
The tambourine’s ringin’ and David starts to feel the rhythm.
Paul and Silas are hummin’ a tune they wrote in prison.
When Gabriel hears the music and he picks up his horn,
it’s just another “Glory, Hallelujah!” morn. (CHORUS)