Shall We Gather At The River (Hymn)

Shall We Gather at the River
Robert Lowry (1864)

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.

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

Refrain

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

Refrain

At the smiling of the river,
Mirror of the Savior’s face,
Saints, whom death will never sever,
Lift their songs of saving grace.

Refrain

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

Refrain

This is a wonderful hymn about the time when we all get to Heaven and what a glorious event that will be.  It will be a time of reunions with loved ones and friends who have gone on before us.  But, the question for today is this: are we ready?  What are we doing to make sure that our loved ones are with us?  Are we ready today?

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