Waiting By the River

Though the mist hang [hangs] over the river

Author: Mary P. Griffin
Tune: [Though the mist hang over the river]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ the mist hang o’er the river,
And its billows loudly roar,
Yet we hear the song of angels,
Wafted from the other shore.

Chorus:
We are waiting by the river,
We are watching on the shore,—
Only waiting for the angels;
Soon they’ll come to bear us o’er.

2 And the bright celestial city,
We have caught such radiant gleams
Of its tow’rs, like dazzling sunlight,
With its sweet and peaceful streams. [Chorus]

3 He has called for many a lov’d one;
We have seen them leave our side;
With our Saviour we shall meet them,
When we too have crossed the tide. [Chorus]

4 When we’ve passed that vale of shadows,
With its dark and chilling tide,
In that bright celestial city
We shall evermore abide. [Chorus]

5 Pain nor sickness ne’er shall enter;
Grief nor woe my lot shall share;
But in that celestial center
I a crown of life shall wear. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #239a

Author: Mary P. Griffin

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Text Information

First Line: Though the mist hang [hangs] over the river
Title: Waiting By the River
Author: Mary P. Griffin
Refrain First Line: We are waiting by the river

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Gospel Music #d137

Gospel Praise Book #d269

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d127

Lasting Hymns No. 2 #d245

Sweet Songs #d42

The Silver Spray #d117

The Silver Spray: a New and Choice Collection of Popular Sabbath School Music #d152

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