Song – Mighty Day

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music

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RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

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Song Notes

The definitive version of this classic song about the hurricane in Galveston.

LYRIC

Mighty Day

I remember one September
Storm winds swept the town
Women and children were dyin,’ God
And death was all around

Wasn’t that a mighty day
Mighty day
Mighty day, great God, that morning
When the storm winds swept the town

There was a sea wall there in Galveston
To keep the waters down
But the high tide from the ocean, God
Put water into the town

Wasn’t that a mighty day
Mighty day
Mighty day, great God, that morning
When the storm winds swept the town

The waters, like some river
Came rushing to and ‘fro
See my father drowin,’ Lord
I watched my mother go

Wasn’t that a mighty day
Mighty day
Mighty day, great God, that morning
When the storm winds swept the town

The trumpets warned the people
You’d better leave this place
But they never meant to leave their homes
‘Til death was in their face

Wasn’t that a mighty day
Mighty day
Mighty day, great God, that morning
When the storm winds swept the town

The seas began to rollin’
The ships they could not land
Heard a captain shoutin,’ Lord
Please save this drowning man

Wasn’t that a mighty day
Mighty day
Mighty day, great God, that morning
When the storm winds swept the town

I remember one September
Storm winds swept the town
Women and children were dyin,’ God
And death was all around

Wasn’t that a mighty day
Mighty day
Mighty day, great God, that morning
When the storm winds swept the town

Words & Music adaptation Bob Gibson
© Robert Josiah Music