Behold I show you a mystery, we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye,at the last trump,for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed
written by James M. Black The song begins,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 on Earth shall gather over on the other shore and the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there…..
When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder is an 1893 hymn with words and music by James Milton Black. The song was inspired by the idea of The Book of Life mentioned in the Bible, and by the absence of a child in Black's Sunday school class when the attendance was taken. The idea of someone's being not in attendance in heaven haunted Black, and after visiting the child's home and calling on a doctor to attend her for pneumonia, he went home and wrote the song after not finding one on a similar topic in his hymn collection. The song's lyrics were first published in a collection titled Songs of the Soul and the song has since been translated into at least 14 languages and sung all over the world in a variety of Christian denominations.