Thanks in part to the band Casting Crowns, the song “Glorious Day” can be heard filling time slots on just about every Christian radio station across the nation, as well as filling the sanctuaries of countless churches during Sunday morning worship. Many could be led to believe with such an uprising of “Glorious Day” that this new catchy tune is a fresh new tune, but the truth is just the opposite. The original lyrics were penned in hymn format by L. Wilbur Chapman. The hymn became an important song in many hymnals and a frequently used song in churches throughout America.
Contemporary Song writer Michael Bleeker took the lyrics and reformed and refashioned the song with a new melody and more modern feel with a chorus. Jeff Johnson used the song as the title track for his album release in August of 2007, but the song really gained notoriety from Casting Crowns’ release of their own version.
But enough about the history behind the song; the theology, the lyrics, and the overall message. The song is phenomenal. I love this song for one simple reason: know the song, know the gospel. Through four verses, one sings the entire message of the gospel of Christ’s arrival here on earth, the purpose for His life, His death, His resurrection, and His awaited return. Those who may visit our church on a Sunday when we sing this song, proclaim the very truth that could possibly awaken their hearts, save their soul, and change the course of their life for eternity. Praise God! Take time out of your day to give this song a listen. Not only will it fill your heart with the truth of scripture, but it will remind you to look forward to and anticipate the Lord’s coming, even on those days when it seems unreachable.
Romans 6:4 & John 1:1-2
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