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Waiting By the River

We are waiting by the river, We are watching on the shore

Author: Mary P. Griffin
Tune: [We are waiting by the river] (Hull)
Published in 37 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are waiting by the river,
We are watching on the shore,
Only waiting for the boatman,
Soon he'll come to bear us o'er.

Refrain:
Waiting, watching, waiting, watching,
We are watching on the shore
Waiting, watching, waiting, watching
For the boatman who will bear us o’er.

2 Tho’ the mists hang o'er the river,
And its billows loudly roar,
Yet we hear the songs of angels,
Wafted from the other shore. [Refrain]

3 And the bright celestial city,
We have caught such radiant gleams
Of its towers, like dazzling sunlight,
With its sweet and peaceful streams. [Refrain]

4 He has called for many loved ones,
We have seen them leave our side;
With our Saviour we shall meet them
When we too have crossed the tide. [Refrain]

5 When we've passed the vale of shadows
With its dark and chilling tide,
In that bright and glorious city
We shall evermore abide. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #36

Author: Mary P. Griffin

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Text Information

First Line: We are waiting by the river, We are watching on the shore
Title: Waiting By the River
Author: Mary P. Griffin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 37 of 37)
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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp #89

Billows of Song #d189

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Celestial Sonnets #27b

Crown of Glory #d118

Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d104

Echoes of Zion Nos. 1 & 2 #d156

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Garlands of Praise #76

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Gospel Hymns No. 2 #127

Our New Book for Sunday Schools, Prayer, Praise and Gospel Meetings #d75

Our Song Wreath #d30

Pocket Hymn Book for Social Worshp Everywhere #d86

Progressive Songster #d162

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Sabbath Carols #7

Sabbath Carols #d127

Select Progressive Spiritual Hymns and Songs #d58

Songs for the New Life #d694

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Sunday-School Songs #78

The Bible Harp #d294

The Canadian Sunday School Harp #d176

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The Devotional Chimes #97

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #178

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The Jewel #57

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The Little Seraph #132a

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #T132a

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d255

The Pearl #d123

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The Revivalist #84

The Sabbath School Gem #d102

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Triumphant Songs No.1 #36

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Vestry Chimes #49

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Vestry Harmonies #31

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Young Men's Christian Association Hymn and Tune Book #140

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