1 Only a river between us,
Parting dear ones awhile;
Only a vail that divides us,—
Hiding the light of their smile;
Only a sigh and a struggle,
Only a moment of pain;
Then, mid the splendors of Eden,
We shall behold them again.
2 Only a place that is vacant,
When to our Saviour we bend;
Only a strain that is missing,
When our devotions we blend;
Only a voice, and a footstep,
Only a clasp of the hand,
Drawing us onward and upward,
Home to the bright promised land.
3 Tho’ ‘neath the clods of the valley,
Forms that we cherish may sleep;
God has commissioned His angels,
Watch o’er our loved ones to keep.
Only the leaves of the vine-tree,
Wither and languish and die;
God hath transplanted its branches,
Garnered its fruits in the sky.
4 Only a moment of anguish,
When at the Jordan we part;
Only a silver cord broken,
Hushing each throb of the heart;
After the storm, ‘twill be sunshine,
After our labor, repose;
Then we shall meet where the morning,
Never, no never will close.
Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #24
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