Who Sang When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder? Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson The Troublemaker cover art
Release information
Writer(s): C. Barny Robertson, James Milton Black
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:43
producer: Arif Mardin
arranger: Willie Nelson
piano: Bobbie Nelson
guitar: Larry Gatlin and James Clayton Day
organ: Jeff Gutcheon
bass: Bee Spears
lead vocals: Willie Nelson
fiddle: Doug Sahm
drums (drum set): Paul English
composer: James Milton Black
lyricist: James Milton Black
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.

[Chorus:]
When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll, is called up yon-der,
When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there.

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.

[Chorus:]

Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;
Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done,
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there.

[Chorus:]

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Uncloudy Day
  • 2 When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
  • 3 Whispering Hope
  • 4 There Is a Fountain
  • 5 Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • 6 The Troublemaker
  • 7 In the Garden
  • 8 Where the Soul Never Dies
  • 9 Sweet Bye and Bye
  • 10 Shall We Gather
  • 11 Precious Memories