1046. Shall We Gather at the River

1 Shall we gather at the river,
where bright angel feet have trod,
with its crystal tide forever
flowing by the throne of God?

Yes, we'll gather at the river,
the beautiful, the beautiful river,
gather with the saints at the river
that flows by the throne of God.

2 On the margin of the river,
washing up its silver spray,
we will walk and worship ever,
all the happy golden day. [Refrain]

3 Ere we reach the shining river,
lay we ev'ery burden down.
Grace our spirits will deliver,
and provide a robe and crown. [Refrain]

4 Soon we'll reach the shining river,
soon our pilgrimage will cease,
soon our happy hearts will quiver
with the melody of peace. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Shall we gather at the river
Title: Shall We Gather at the River
Author: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899
Refrain First Line: Yes, we'll gather at the river
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Topic: Jewish and Christian Teachings; Celebration and Praise; Courage and Hope (4 more...)
Source: Happy Voices, 1865
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899
Meter: with refrain
Key: C Major

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