A Cappella Group Sing Melodious Cover Of ‘When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder’

The talented singers of Xclusiv Voice sing a harmonious rendition of the Christian hymn, ‘When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder.’


It is an 1893 hymn with words and music by James Milton Black and its theme is being in Heaven when your time has come and not missing out on the eternal salvation of God.

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’ was inspired by the idea of The Book of Life mentioned in the Bible, and by the absence of a child in Black’s Sunday school class when the attendance was taken.

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.

It kept haunting Black, and after visiting the child’s home and calling on a doctor to attend her for pneumonia, he went home and wrote the song after not finding one on a similar topic in his hymn collection.

On that bright and cloudless morning
when the dead in Christ shall rise,
and the glory of his resurrection share;
when his chosen ones shall gather
to their home beyond the skies,
and the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

Today as Xclusiv Voice sings this hymn we are reminded to take our attendance in church and bible study seriously. Even if the doors of the church have been shut due to the pandemic, we can still be serious about attending church and bible study online with other believers or at home with our family.

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Moussa Boureima

Awesome !

JD Back

Great singing of a great message!!

Joyce S. Phelps

So – so pretty and I enjoy these old hymns so much. I am an older person and remember them so much. Please play some more.

Gloria Bresciani


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Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. — Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)


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