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.

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



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

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