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Row Me Over the Tide

Two little children were strolling one day

Author: E. C. Avis
Tune: [Two little children were strolling one day]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Two little children were strolling one day,
Down by a clear river side;
One came up to a boatman and said,
"Row me over the tide."

Row me over the tide,
Row me over the tide,
Loved ones are waiting for me on the strand,
Row me over the tide.

2 "We are so poor, and so hungry and cold,
We have no place to abide;
Papa and mama and Nellie are gone;
Row us over the tide." [Refrain]

3 "Dear mama told little Charlie one day,
Jesus would care for her child;
But we are tired of waiting so long,
Row us over the tide." [Refrain]

4 Two little faces no more we shall see,
Sweetly they sleep side by side;
Jesus, so full of compassion and love,
Rowed them over the tide. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12909

Author: E. C. Avis

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Text Information

First Line: Two little children were strolling one day
Title: Row Me Over the Tide
Author: E. C. Avis
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Row me over the tide
Notes: From an incident occuring in one of the Southern States during the yellow fever
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12909
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The Cyber Hymnal #12909

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