“O I Shall Have Wings”


"O I shall have wings, beautiful wings, I shall have wings some day, Bright wings of love from God above, Carry my soul away." "O hallelujah to the lamb, I shall have wings someday, Jesus made me what I am...." The singer looks forward to heaven


It is perhaps worth noting that nowhere in the Bible are angels promised wings; indeed, the word "wing" occurs only five times in the New Testament (it's more common in the Old Testament, but usually is used either of birds' wings or in a metaphorical sense). - RBW

Cross references


  1. Chappell-FSRA 93, "The Good Old Way" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #16938
  3. BI, ChFRA093


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Chappell)
Keywords: religious nonballad
Found in: US(SE)