John Wesley United Methodist Church
Monday, February 19, 2018
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I’ll Fly Away

Monday, February 19

Author:  Albert E Brumley, 1929

Scripture:  I Thessalonians 4:17

I am a birder (birdwatcher), and my favorite bird is the kingfisher (I have a tattoo of a kingfisher).  They are very hard to take pictures of since they fly and dive very fast. I do, however, have a good collection of kingfisher art and a few photos. So, I have often fantasized about flying like a bird. My end-of-life thought would be to fly into the sunset. This old gospel hymn has that feel to it in a very joyful way. “I’ll fly away, Oh Glory!” 

                                                Jim Cosper

Some glad morning when this life is o'er, 
I'll fly away; 
To a home on God's celestial shore, 
I'll fly away (I'll fly away). 

I'll fly away, Oh Glory 
I'll fly away; (in the morning) 
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by, 
I'll fly away (I'll fly away). 

When the shadows of this life have gone, 
I'll fly away; 
Like a bird from prison bars has flown, 
I'll fly away (I'll fly away) 

Just a few more weary days and then, 
I'll fly away; 
To a land where joy shall never end, 
I'll fly away (I'll fly away)

Prayer Focus:  To lay down our burdens and fly free as a bird.

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