Longing

Representative Text

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!

Chorus:
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 Aythelda Bixler

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Text Information

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

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