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Beautiful River 449

Tune: Rev. Robert Lowry, 1864; Arranged by Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: Rev. Robert Lowry, 1864
Meter: 8s,7s (8,7,8,7)
Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod,
With its crystal waters ever
Flowing from the throne of God?


Yes, we will gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river,
Gather with the saints, at the river,
That flows from the throne of God.

Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we ev'ry burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy, golden day.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Then our pilgrimage will cease,
Then our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.

From The Gem