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Where the Saints Are Passing Over 483

Tune: William Howard Doane, 1869; Arranged by Mrs. Bertie Andrews, 1907
Lyrics: Mrs. Mary Ann Kidder, 1869
Meter: 8s,7s Double (8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7)
Only just across the river,
Over on the other side,
Where the angels are in waiting,
And the pure in heart abide;
Where there is no pain or sorrow
To intrude on heav'nly rest,
Only just across the river,
Stand the mansions of the blest.

Chorus:

Only just across the river,
Where the saints are passing over,
Only just across the river,
Over on the other side.

Only just across the river,
Are the friends we loved below,
Clad in pure and spotless garments,
That are whiter than the snow;
They have brav'd cold Jordan's billows,
And have pass'd thro' death's alarms,
And are safe, forever safe,
Within the Savior's loving arms.

(Chorus)

Only just across the river,
Where the hills of glory shine,
There the pearly gates stand open
Wide, that leads to joy divine;
There the tree of life is blooming,
And the living waters glide,
Only just across the river,
Over on the other side.

(Chorus)

Only just across the river,
Are the robes of spotless white;
Only just across the river
Are the crowns of glory bright;
And the saints and angels joining
In the songs of one accord,
Only just across the river,
Sing the praises of the Lord.

(Chorus)
This song was arranged from James R Gravesí 1890 Little Seraph, by Miss Andrews of Ozark, Alabama.