“I'll Have a New Life (In That Resurrection Morning)”


"(On/In) the resurrection morning, When the dead and Christ shall rise, I'll have a new body...." The singer gives thanks for a new home, a new life, and a body "raised in power, Ready to live in paradise."


Roud lumps this with "We Shall Rise, Hallelujah," but while there may be some shared lyrics, I really don't think they're the same song.

The phrase "sown in weakness, raised in power" is from 1 Corinthians 15:43, which is sort of a hymn by Paul to the resurrection body.

The origin of this raises interesting questions. This really sounds to me like church hymn -- and, indeed, I have a Baptist hymnal, _Soul-Stirring ongs and Hymns_, which has a piece entitled "Hallelujah, We Shall Rise" and beginning "In the resurrection morning, When the trump of Go shall sound, We shall rise...." The tunes look fairly similar; the lyrics less so. I woner if this might not be another case of someone in the Vass family (probably John Daniel Vass) remaking an existing song. - RBW


  1. Shellans, pp. 91-92, "I'll Have a New Life" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4309
  3. BI, Shel091


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1957 (collected by Shellans from Ruby Vass)
Keywords: religious nonballad
Found in: US(SE)