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806. Sweet rivers of redeeming love

1 Sweet rivers of redeeming love
I see before me lie;
Had I the pinions of a dove,
I'd to those rivers fly.

2 I'd rise superior to my pain,
With joy outstrip the wind;
I'd cross bold Jordan's stormy main,
And leave the world behind.

3 A few more days, or years at most,
My troubles will be o'er;
I hope to join the heavenly host
On Canaan's happy shore.

4 My rapturous soul shall drink and feast
In love's unbounded sea:
The glorious hope of endless rest
Is ravishing to me.

5 O, come, my Saviour, come away,
And bear me to the sky!
Nor let thy chariot wheels delay;
Make haste and bring it nigh.

6 I long to see thy glorious face,
And in thine image shine;
To triumph in victorious grace,
And be forever thine.

Text Information
First Line: Sweet rivers of redeeming love
Author: Anon.
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Waiting for Christ: Closing Work
Tune Information
Composer: Dr. William Miller
Meter: C. M.
Key: F Major or modal
Notes: Alternate tunes: #201, 114, or 354.

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