When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more
And the morning breaks eternal bright and fair
When the saved of Earth shall gather over on the other shore
And the roll is called up yonder I'll be there
When the roll is called up yonder when the roll is called up yonder
When the roll is called up yonder when
the roll is called up yonder I'll be there
Let us lay before the Master from the dawn till setting sun
Let us talk of all his wonderous love and care
And when all of life is over and our work on earth is done
When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there
When the roll is called up yonder...
(When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there)
Song & Lyrics Facts
"When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" is a classic gospel song written by James M. Black in 1893 and popularized by Johnny Cash in 1970.
The single was released as part of his album, "Songs of Our Soil", which featured members of the Carter Family, Carl Perkins, and The Statler Brothers. It reached number one on the Billboard Country Singles chart. The lyrics of this traditional hymn express the hope for eternal life and describe the joys that await those who have been saved. The song has become a staple of many Christian churches around the world and remains one of Cash's most beloved recordings. The message of faith and redemption still resonates today.