Waiting by the River

We are waiting by the river, Strong and weak and young and old

Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman
Tune: [We are waiting by the river]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We are waiting by the river,
Strong and weak, and young and old,
Till the boatman comes to bear us
To the far-off streets of gold.

Chorus:
We are waiting by the river,
we are waiting, you and I;
One by one our friends are crossing,
We shall join them by and by.

2 We are waiting by the river,
And we may not know how near
Are our footsteps, glad or weary,
To its waters still and clear. [Chorus]

3 We are waiting by the river,
And at most 't will not be long
Till we cross the silent waters,
Till we hear the angels' song. [Chorus]

Source: Songs of Free Grace #41

Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman

Pseudonym: Grace Glenn; Lucinda M. Beal Bateman lived in Ionia, Michigan. She wrote A book of rhymes to suit the times published about 1886 by N. Chapin & Son (Chicago); Gleams of gold published about 1889, and The prohibition speaker: a collection of readings, recitations, dialogues, tableux and songs for temperance and prohibition entertainments published in 1889 by Filmore Bros. (Cincinnati). She married Zadoc Henry Bateman in 1875. They had one daughter, Grace. Dianne Shapiro, from "A book of rhymes to suit the times" and "The Genealogy of Dennis Bowen Caskey and Michelle Lynn Smith" (caskey-family.com/genhome, retrieved 7-1-2018)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are waiting by the river, Strong and weak and young and old
Title: Waiting by the River
Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are waiting by the river
Publication Date: 1883
Copyright: Public Domain

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