“Come On Up to Bright Glory”


"You don't hear me prayin' here, you can't find me nowhere/Come on up to bright glory, I'll be waitin' up there" Other verses zip in "when I preach," "when I shout," etc.


This is, of course, the song from which the freedom song "If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus" was adapted; interestingly enough, the latter seems to have originated in Alabama, where this song was collected. - PJS

Cross references

  • cf. "If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus" (tune, structure)


  • Rich Amerson, "Come On Up to Bright Glory" (on NFMAla4)


  1. Roud #10977
  2. BI, RcCOUtBG


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1950 (recording, Rich Amerson)
Found in: US(SE)