River of Death

Darkly the waters roll

Author: S. S. Corbey
Tune: [Darkly the waters roll]
Published in 7 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Darkly the waters roll,
And pass with a sullen roar;
And they surge, and eddy, and awe the soul
That must pass to the other shore.

Waters roll, waters roll,
And pass with a sullen roar;
Waters roll, waters roll,
As we pass to the other shore.

2 Into the seething foam
The wearisome soul must go;
But, oh, what a wonderful change has come
That calmeth the waters so. [Refrain]

3 Jesus, the Savior, spoke
Unto the wild waves: Be still!
And the waves into harmless ripples broke,
Becalmed by the Master’s will. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12819

Author: S. S. Corbey

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Text Information

First Line: Darkly the waters roll
Title: River of Death
Author: S. S. Corbey
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Waters roll, waters roll
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12819
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The Cyber Hymnal #12819

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