A pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.@Revelation 22:1
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Claude H. Bottoms (1878–1940)

Jen­nie Wil­son, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sh­owa­lter, 1904), numb­er 208.

Claude H. Bot­toms (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jennie Wilson (1856–1913)

In the heavenly clime we shall meet some time,
Beside the beautiful river;
We shall find the joy that has no alloy,
Beside the beautiful river.

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Beside the beautiful river we’ll stray,
In the glorious light of eternity’s day;
And with saved ones we’ll praise our Redeemer for aye,
Beside the beautiful river.

With the pure and blest we shall sweetly rest,
Beside the beautiful river;
With all conflicts o’er, trials come no more,
Beside the beautiful river.

Refrain

We shall learn the song of the blood-washed throng,
Beside the beautiful river;
While long ages roll, we shall Christ extol
Beside the beautiful river.

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