Shall we gather at the river? (Robert Lowry)
- Editor: Nikolaus Hold (submitted 2020-05-24). Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Edition notes: English text; source: Chapel Melodies, 1868.
- Editor: Nikolaus Hold (submitted 2020-05-24). Score information: A4, 1 page, 33 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Edition notes: German text: Sammeln wir am Strom uns alle?.
- Editor: Heather Soderling (submitted 2014-10-22). Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 2.25 MB Copyright: CC BY NC SA
- Edition notes: Arr. for TTBB.
- Arranger: Heather Soderling
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First published: 1864
2nd published: 1868 in Chapel Melodies, Biglow & Main Co., New York, p. 22
3rd published: 1898 in Liederkranz für Sonntag-Schulen und Jugend-Vereine, no. 267
4th published: 1908 in Jugendharfe, no. 309
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Original text and translations
1 Shall we gather at the river,
1. Sammeln wir am Strom uns alle,
Lyrics of Heather Soderling's arrangement:
Please note: these are not the original lyrics, these are the lyrics of the arrangement listed above.
1. Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod,
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?
Yes, we’ll gather at the river,
The beautiful river,
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.
2. Shall we gather at the river?
No darkness where we will be,
Grace our spirits will deliver,
In its waters our remedy.
3. Here we part from one another,
I’m leaving strife and sorrow,
Soon I’ll reach that shining harbour,
Walking tall into tomorrow.