594. Shall we gather at the river

1 Shall we gather at the river,
where bright angel feet have trod,
with its crystal tide for ever
flowing from 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'ry burden down;
grace our spirits will deliver
and provide a robe and crown. [Refrain]

4 At the smiling of the river,
mirror of the Savior's face,
saints, whom death will never sever,
lift their songs of saving grace. [Refrain]

5 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
Refrain First Line: Yes, we'll gather at the river
Meter: 87 87 and Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: All Saints; The Journey of Life; Year C: Easter 6
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899
Meter: 87 87 and Refrain
Key: D Major

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