Scripture Verse

There will be no night there.@Revelation 21:25
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Win­ning Songs, by John Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1892).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Over the river they call me,
Friends that are dear to my heart;
Soon shall I meet them in glory,
Never, no never to part.

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Over the river to Eden,
Home to their dwelling so fair;
Angels will carry me safely.
Jesus will welcome me there.

Over the river they call me,
Hark, ’tis their voices I hear,
Borne on the wings of the twilight,
Murmuring softly and clear.

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Over the river, how lovely,
There is no sorrow nor night;
There they are walking with Jesus,
Clothed in His garment of light.

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Over the river they call me,
Watching with glad, beaming eyes;
Over the river I’m coming,
Joyful my spirit replies.

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