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[Shall we gather at the river]

Composer: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Robert Lowry (1864)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 33323 45344 45432
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Shall We Gather at the River?

Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #518
Text: Shall We Gather at the River
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #496
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The Cyber Hymnal #6433
Text: Shall We Gather at the River?
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The United Methodist Hymnal #723
Text: Shall We Gather at the River
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Worship and Rejoice #522
Text: Shall We Gather at the River


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