The Bright Forever

Shall we meet beyond the river, Where the surges cease to roll?

Author: Horace L. Hastings
Tune: [Shall we meet beyond the river] (Rice)
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1 Shall we meet beyond the river,
Where the surges cease to roll?
Where in all the bright forever,
Sorrow ne'er shall press the soul?

Refrain:
Shall we meet, shall we meet,
Shall we meet beyond the river?
Shall we meet beyond the river,
Where the surges cease to roll?

2 Shall we meet in that blest harbor
When our stormy voyage is o'er?
Shall we meet and cast the anchor
By the fair, celestial shore? [Refrain]

3 Shall we meet in yonder city,
Where the tow'rs of crystal shine,
Where the walls are all of jasper,
Built by workmanship divine?— [Refrain]

4 Shall we meet with Christ our Saviour,
When He comes to claim His own?
Shall we know his blessed favor,
And sit down upon His throne? [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #578

Author: Horace L. Hastings

Hastings, Horace Lorenzo, was born at Blandford, Mass., Nov. 26, 1831; commenced writing hymns, and preaching, in his 17th year, and laboured as an evangelist in various parts of the U. S. In 1866 he established The Christian, a monthly paper, in which many of his hymns have appeared, and in 1865 the Scriptural Tract Repository in Boston. He published Social Hymns, Original and Selected, Boston, 1865; Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part i., 1880; and in August, 1886, the same completed, to tho extent of 1533 hymns, 450 of which are original and signed "H." The best known of these is "Shall we meet beyond the river," written in N. Y. city, 1858, and lately published as a leaflet in 14 stanzas of 8 lines. The text i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Shall we meet beyond the river, Where the surges cease to roll?
Title: The Bright Forever
Author: Horace L. Hastings
Refrain First Line: Shall we meet, shall we meet

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