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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Jesus will welcome me there

Over the river they call me

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Over the river they call me]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Over the river they call me,
Friends that are dear to my heart;
Soon shall I meet them in glory,
Never, no never to part.

Refrain
Over the river to Eden,
Home to their dwelling so fair;
Angels will carry me safely.
Jesus will welcome me there.

2. Over the river they call me,
Hark, ’tis their voices I hear,
Borne on the wings of the twilight,
Murmuring softly and clear. [Refrain]

3. Over the river, how lovely,
There is no sorrow nor night;
There they are walking with Jesus,
Clothed in His garment of light. [Refrain]

4. Over the river they call me,
Watching with glad, beaming eyes;
Over the river I’m coming,
Joyful my spirit replies. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3501

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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First Line: Over the river they call me
Title: Jesus will welcome me there
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Over the river to Eden
Copyright: Public Domain

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