Shall We Gather at the River
Rev. R. Lowry


(NOTE: Verses 2 and 5 have been removed from today's hymnbooks.)

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

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

On the bosom of the river,
Where the Savior-king we own,
We shall meet, and sorrow never,
'Neath the glory of the throne.

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

At the smiling of the river,
Rippling with the Savior's face,
Saints, whom death with never sever,
Lift their songs of saving grace.

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


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.


(Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs
by P.P. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey,
as used by them in Gospel Meetings
Published by Biglow & Main, and John Church & Co.,
Copyright 1875)


(Songs of Devotion for Christian Associations:
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs,
with music,
for Church Service, Prayer and Conference Meetings,
Religious Conventions, and Family Worship:
Also adapted for use in Schools, Colleges,
and Institutions of Punishment and Discipline.
W. H. Doane, Editor,
Published by Biglow & Main, Copyright 1870)