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1 Over the river voices I hear,
Sweet are the songs they're singing to me;
Calling me homeward in glory to be,
O how I'm longing their faces to see!

I'm longing to meet them, longing to greet them,
Longing to join in praise unto thee;
O loving Savior, acquainted with sorrow,
Hast the glad day when united we'll be.

2 Over the river mansions I see,
All are aglow with new radiancy;
Glorified ones who from sorrow are free,
In bliss and beauty forever will be. [Chorus]

3 Over the river; when shall it be,
When shall I hear, "The Master calls thee"?
Calls thee to enter his mansions above,
Mansions of glory, of service, of love. [Chorus]

Source: Song Praises: for the Sunday school, Christian workers' meeting, prayer meeting, general song services (1st ed.) #34

Author: Marguerite Bixler Garrett

Marguerite Bixler Garrett was born in Hartville, Ohio. From her childhood days her heart was filled with song. During her public school days she and her two sisters were given careful training under the best teachers of the day. They appeared in over 300 public musical recitals. Marguerite was offered a good position with a New York musical company. She declined, feeling that the stage was not to be her place. While living near Akron, Ohio, she attended and led the singing for an evangelistic series of meetings conducted by Elder I. D. Parker. His strong sermons and the wooing of the Spirit were too much for her to resist. She was received into the church by Christian baptism and dedicated her life to the service of the church. She atten… Go to person page >

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First Line: Over the river voices I hear
Title: Longing
Author: Marguerite Bixler Garrett
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm longing to meet them, longing to greet them
Copyright: Public Domain


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