Waiting By the River

We are waiting by the river, We are watching on the shore

Author: Mary P. Griffin
Published in 37 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 We are waiting by the river,
We are watching on the shore,
Only waiting for the boatman,
Soon he'll come to bear us o'er.

Refrain:
Waiting, watching, waiting, watching,
We are watching on the shore
Waiting, watching, waiting, watching
For the boatman who will bear us o’er.

2 Tho’ the mists hang o'er the river,
And its billows loudly roar,
Yet we hear the songs of angels,
Wafted from the other shore. [Refrain]

3 And the bright celestial city,
We have caught such radiant gleams
Of its towers, like dazzling sunlight,
With its sweet and peaceful streams. [Refrain]

4 He has called for many loved ones,
We have seen them leave our side;
With our Saviour we shall meet them
When we too have crossed the tide. [Refrain]

5 When we've passed the vale of shadows
With its dark and chilling tide,
In that bright and glorious city
We shall evermore abide. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #36

Author: Mary P. Griffin

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First Line: We are waiting by the river, We are watching on the shore
Title: Waiting By the River
Author: Mary P. Griffin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Choral Hymns for the ... Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Congregation #d194
A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp: being a selection of hymns set to music, for Sunday schools and the social circle #89Page Scan
Billows of Song #d189
Celestial Sonnets: a collection of new and original songs and hymns of peace and progress, designed for public gatherings, home circles, religious, spiritual, temperance, social and camp meetings, etc #27bPage Scan
Crown of Glory #d118
Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d104
Echoes of Zion Nos. 1 & 2 #d156
Garlands of Praise: a choice collection of original and selected hymns and tunes suitable for Sunday-Schools, Bible classes and the home circle #76Page Scan
Gospel Hymns No. 2: as used by them in gospel meetings #127Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #45Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Sunday School of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Jersey City #d174
Our New Book for Sunday Schools, Prayer, Praise and Gospel Meetings #d75
Our Song Wreath #d30
Pocket Hymn Book for Social Worshp Everywhere #d86
Progressive Songster #d162
Sabbath Carols : A New Collection of Music and Hymns #7Page Scan
Sabbath Carols: a New Collection #d127
Select Progressive Spiritual Hymns and Songs #d58
Songs for the New Life #d694
Sunday-School Songs: a new collection of hymns and tunes specially prepared for the use of Sunday-schools and for social and family worship. (3rd. ed.) #78Page Scan
The Bible Harp #d294
The Canadian Sunday School Harp #d176
The Casket of Sunday School Melodies, Complete. Compiled from Caskets Nos.1 and 2 with Several Additional Pieces #d191
The Devotional Chimes: a choice collection of new and standard hymns and tunes, adapted to all occasions of social worship, family devotions, and congregational singing #97Page Scan
The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #178Page Scan
The Gospel in Song, combining Sing the Gospel, Echoes of Eden, and Other Selected Songs and Solos #79Page Scan
The Jewel: a selection of hymns and tunes for the Sabbath school, designed as a supplement to "The Gem" #57Page Scan
The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #132aPage Scan
The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #T132aPage Scan
The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d255
The Pearl #d123
The Revivalist: a Collection of Choice Revival Hymns and Tunes #84Page Scan
The Sabbath School Gem #d102
Triumphant Songs No.1 #36TextAudioPage Scan
Vestry Chimes: a choice collection of sacred music, adapted to all occasions of social and family worship #49Page Scan
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #31Page Scan
Young Men's Christian Association Hymn and Tune Book #140Page Scan



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