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Shall We Gather at the River?

Words by Robert Lowry (1826-1899), 1864
Tune: HANSON PLACE by Robert Lowry (1826-1899), 1864
Key signature: D major (2 sharps)
Time signature: 4/4
Meter: with Refrain
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1. Shall we gather at the river, Where bright angel feet have trod, With its crystal tide forever Flowing by the throne of God?
Refrain: Yes, we’ll gather at the river, The beautiful, the beautiful river; Gather with the saints at the river That flows by the throne of God.
2. On the bosom of the river, Where the SaviorKing we own, We shall meet and sorrow never, ’Neath the glory of the throne.
3. Ere we reach the shining river, Lay we ev’ry burden down; Grace our spirits will deliver, And provide a robe and crown.
4. Soon we’ll reach the silver river, Soon our pilgrimage will cease; Soon our happy hearts will quiver With the melody of peace.