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I dreamed of a city called Glory

02 Feb

Last night a precious person to me went to be with God in Glory. Her name was Ruth West. She was my grandmother, but everyone in our family called her Ninnie (by me) or Mimmie (by some of our kids). It was a name I gave her when I was just a toddler. My family had tried to get me to call her “Grannie”, but all I could muster was “Ninnie”. So the name stuck. Ninnie had some pretty twisted theology but there was no doubting that she loved the Lord. She served the Lord through her local church, and worked most of her life in one of the local textile mills. Her biggest theological error was that God punished people when they did wrong. It was a fear that she lived with all of her life. Early on her spiritual life someone told that her “God is gonna get you for that”, and she made it her own. Today she knows better and is no doubt sitting at the feet of Jesus, a spot that she dearly loved to talk about. Ninnie had some funny ways about her, but most everyone that knew her, loved her. I will miss her, but hope to see her again one day when I sit at the feet of Jesus as well. There is a favorite song of hers that spoke of where she is now and I would like to paste it in here:

I Bowed My Knees

I dreamed of a city called Glory,
So bright and so fair.
When I entered that gate I cried, “Holy”
The angels all met me there:
They carried me from mansion to mansion,
And oh what sights I saw.
But I said, “I want to see Jesus,
He’s the One who died for all.”

Chorus
Then I bowed on my knees and cried,
“Holy, Holy, Holy.”
Then I clapped my hands and sang, “Glory,
Glory to the Son of God.”
Then I bowed on my knees and cried,
“Holy, Holy, Holy.”
Then I clapped my hands and sang, “Glory,
Glory to the Son of God.”

I thought as I entered that city,
My friends all knew me well.
They showed me the streets of Heaven;
Such scenes too numerous to tell;
I saw Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
Mark, Luke and Timothy.
But I said, “I want to see Jesus,
He’s the One who died for me.”

Chorus
Then I bowed on my knees and cried,
“Holy, Holy, Holy.”
Then I clapped my hands and sang, “Glory,
Glory to the Son of God.”
Then I bowed on my knees and cried,
“Holy, Holy, Holy.”
Then I clapped my hands and sang, “Glory,
Glory to the Son of God.”

Amen

Soli Deo Gloria

Update: The following is a video of Charles Billingsley, who, in my humble opinion, performs this song the way it was written to be sung.

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17 responses to “I dreamed of a city called Glory

  1. Ron Atchley

    February 3, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Love this Song I dreamed of a City called Glory, I also write songs including, I Just Saw Jesus, Monrning Son Light, Road to Emmaus, Blind Man Eyes, Walking in Heaven, Tears in Your Eyes, A Place called Heaven, The Greatest Gift, Prayer Internet, and many more.

     
  2. logout

    February 2, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I am looking for the music and accompanying CD for this song. Any suggestions as to where I can get one.

     
  3. barrydean

    February 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Logout,

    Clay Crosse is my favorite artist who has recorded this song. You can download his version in mp3 form and the accompanying track as well for 99 cents at amazon.com. I have listed their links below.

    Clay Crosse

    Accompanying Track

     
  4. Katie

    February 9, 2010 at 10:24 am

    A friend of mine was look for a song to sing at his grandmothers’ funeral, so I suggested I bowed on my knees. As I was surfacing the web I came across this site. Thank for putting it out there.

     
  5. Iris

    April 8, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I told my family and friends I want this to be song at my funeral, I cannot sing this song without sheding tears,with joy.I pray that God will allow me and others to enter that beautiful Holy City,.,

    For years I had plan for my retirement moved to barbados to have it all taken from me by thiefing lawyers

     
  6. Oti

    April 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I Love You Jesus.

     
  7. myra

    June 11, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I have been trying to find the female artist that sang this song in the 1990’s.I have the song on cassette,but would love to find it on cd if possible or at least who sang it.Please help if you can.ty

     
    • barrydean

      June 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Myra,

      Would the artist be Janet Paschal? She sang this song quite a bit in the late 80’s.

       
    • barrydean

      June 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      I also added one of my favorite versions of this amazing song.

       
      • myra

        September 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm

        i searched for her version but could not find.if you have a site please send,even if its your favorite.ty

         
  8. barrydean

    October 8, 2012 at 9:38 am

     
  9. myra

    October 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    thank you

     
  10. Annette

    December 3, 2012 at 2:01 am

    I love this song from my heart.

     
  11. Myra

    January 20, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Hllo again.I found the site for Charels Billingsley,thank you.Now i’m trying to find a cd of his with the song on it.Found an upload on youtube,but would like to have cd.Please help if you can.

     

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