1048. 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?

Refrain:
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 talk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day. [Refrain]

3 Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every 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 silver 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 (1864)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 R
Scripture: Revelation 22:1-2
Topic: Anticipation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Shall_We_Gather_at_the_River); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/s/w/swgatriv.htm); Hymns for His Praise: Number 2 Revised, 1906 (79)
Refrain First Line: Yes, we'll gather at the river
Tune Information
Name: HANSON PLACE
Composer: Robert Lowry (1864)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 R
Key: D Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Shall_We_Gather_at_the_River); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/s/w/swgatriv.htm); Hymns for His Praise: Number 2 Revised, 1906 (79)



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