Scripture Verse

He satisfies the longing soul. Psalm 107:9


Words & Mu­sic: Mar­gue­rite A. Bix­ler, in Song Prais­es, ed­it­ed by George B. Hol­sing­er (El­gin, Il­li­nois: Breth­ren Pub­lish­ing House, 1906), num­ber 34 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bix­ler (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Over the ri­ver voic­es I hear;
Sweet are the songs they’re sing­ing to me;
Calling me home­ward in glo­ry to be,
O how I’m long­ing their fac­es to see!


I’m long­ing to meet them,
Longing to greet them,
Longing to join in praise un­to Thee;
O lov­ing Sav­ior, ac­quaint­ed with sor­row,
Haste the glad day when unit­ed we’ll be.

Over the ri­ver man­sions I see;
All are aglow with new ra­di­an­cy;
Glorified ones who from sor­row are free,
In bliss and beau­ty for­ev­er will be.


Over the ri­ver, when shall it be?
When shall I hear, The Mas­ter calls thee?
Calls thee to en­ter His man­sions above,
Mansions of glo­ry, of ser­vice, of love.