Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Shall we gather at the River?
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Robert Lowry (March 12, 1826 to November 25, 1899)
Nationality of Author: American
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Robert Lowry
Hymn Category: African American Spirituals and Gospel Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Shall we gather at the river, Where bright angel feet have trod"
First Publication Date: 1868
Shall we gather at the River? Lyrics
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, 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.
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,
Mirror of the Savior's face,
Saints, whom death will never sever,
Lift their songs of saving grace.
Soon we'll reach the silver river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease;
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.