River of Babylon

By thy dark, deceptive flow

Author: C. E. Orr (1907)
Tune: [By thy dark, deceptive flow]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 By thy dark, deceptive flow,
Sighing, moaning river,
Captives sing their songs of woe,
Songs of woe forever.

From thy bondage I am free,
O destroying river;
I shall weep no more by thee,
Weep no more forever.

2 Songs of Zion ne’er shall we
Sing by thee, O river;
Praise be heard no more in thee,
Heard no more forever. [Refrain]

3 Golden days are past with thee,
Days are dark, O river;
Harps untuned shall silent be,
Silent be forever. [Refrain]

4 Weeping stands the willow tree
On thy shore, O river;
’Neath its shade my walk shall be
Nevermore forever. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #633

Author: C. E. Orr

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Text Information

First Line: By thy dark, deceptive flow
Title: River of Babylon
Author: C. E. Orr (1907)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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