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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.

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



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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