Joel Chandler Harris wrote, “You can’t run away from trouble. There ain’t no place that far.” While these words are certainly true, it was a half century later when another American writer gifted us with different perspective. While reading his Bible, Gospel music writer Jim Hill was overcome by the promise of a new home in a place that promised no more suffering, pain, or despair. This divine hope led to Jim writing the classic song What a Day That Will Be. The tune soon became a hit recording and is now found in many hymnals. This episode shares the full story behind this well-loved classic.

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