A Light at the River

There's a deep, silent river flowing just before

Author (attributed to): D. Merritt Casey
Published in 12 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 There’s a deep, silent river flowing just before,
And it’s waters are dark and wide;
But faith sees a light, yes, a beacon light,
Just down the river side.

Refrain:
There’s a light at the river, a light at the river,
A light at the river I can see;
My Lord will stand and hold in his hand
A light at the river for me.

2 O’er its dark, foaming waters from the unseen shore,
Angel bands in their beauty glide;
And they bear us away to the realms of day,
To the light on the other side. [Refrain]

3 Many dear ones now gathered safe before the throne,
Dipp’d their wings in the mystic tide,
Passed over the deep, where they do not weep,
Into life on the other side. [Refrain]

4 To the deep, silent river we must one day come,
And pass o’er its waters wide;
But happy we’ll be if by faith we see
A light at the river side. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #23

Author (attributed to): D. Merritt Casey

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Text Information

First Line: There's a deep, silent river flowing just before
Title: A Light at the River
Author (attributed to): D. Merritt Casey
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There's a light at the river for me
Notes:
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8297
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The Cyber Hymnal #8297

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