142. Great Day

Refrain:
Great day! Great day, the righteous marching.
Great day. God’s going to build up Zion’s walls,
Great day! Great day, the righteous marching.
Great day, God’s going to build up Zion’s walls.

1 Chariot rode on the mountaintop,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls!
My God spoke and the chariot did stop,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls! [Refrain]

2 This is the day of jubilee,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls!
The Lord has set His people free,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls! [Refrain]

3 We want no cowards in our band,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls!
We call for valiant hearted men,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls! [Refrain]

4 Going to take my breastplate, sword, and shield,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls!
And march out boldly in the field,
God’s going to build up Zion’s walls! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Chariot rode on the mountain-top
Title: Great Day
Refrain First Line: Great day! Great day
Language: English
Publication Date: 1981
Topic: Negro Spirituals and Afro-American Liberation Songs
Source: Traditional
Tune Information
Name: [Chariot rode on the mountain-top]
Harmonizer: J. Jefferson Cleveland, 1937-
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Traditional



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