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Over the River

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1 Over the river! oh, what is there?
Over the river, the river?
Hearts ever happy and souls ever fair,
Basking in glory for ever.

Over the river, the river wide,
Over the beautiful river,
Angels and blessed immortals abide,
Sinless and happy for ever.

2 Over the river! oh, who is there--
Over the river, the river?
Friends who have gone from our earth-life to share,
Life from the Bountiful Giver. [Chorus]

3 Over the river! oh, wonderful land,
Over the river, the river!
Happy and holy each radiant band,
May we be with them forever. [Chorus]

Source: Minnetonka Songs: for Sabbath Schools, compiled especially for the Minnetonka Sabbath-School Assembly #92

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Over the river, O what is there?
Title: Over the River
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Over the river, the river wide
Copyright: Public Domain



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