In The Valley

It was down in the valley, and near the river side

Author: Marcus L. Williams (1913)
Tune: [It was down in the valley, and near the river side]
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1 It was down in the valley, and near the river side,
Where last I saw my brother ere he crossed the dark tide;
When the trumpet shall bid all the dead in Christ arise,
I shall meet my loved ones, and there’ll be no more goodbyes.

We shall meet to part no more,
By and by on the blest shore;
We shall meet to part no more,
Meet our loved ones gone before.

2 It was down in the valley I wander in despair,
And angels seem to gather round me tenderly there;
It is down in the valley where weeping willows grow,
That I dream of home and loved ones in the long ago. [Refrain]

3 In the valley so lonely I often kneel in prayer,
And Jesus helps me all my heavy burdens to bear;
When in silence the moments of life shall pass away,
I will journey onward to the realms of endless day. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11807

Author: Marcus L. Williams

Born: July 4, 1843, Mississippi. Died: October 3, 1914, Newton County, Mississippi. Buried: Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Little Rock, Mississippi. Williams was the son of Richard Henry Williams and Lucinda Hannah Williams, and husband of Julia Ann Chaney. He farmed, operated a "horse gin," and taught at a singing school. As of 1913, he was living in Decatur, Mississippi. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It was down in the valley, and near the river side
Title: In The Valley
Author: Marcus L. Williams (1913)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We shall meet to part no more
Copyright: Public Domain


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