A pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.@Revelation 22:1–2
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in On Joy­ful Wing, by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1886).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

On let us go where
The valley of Eden fair
Blooms on the bank of the river;
On where the fields,
In the beautiful robe they wear,
Wave in the sunlight forever.

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On let us go, on let us go, on let us go,
On where the happy ones are calling.

On let us go where
The beautiful realms above
Ring with the time honored story;
Saved through the might
Of a blessèd Redeemer’s love,
His be the praise and the glory.

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On let us go where
The weary and toil oppressed
Soon shall forget every sorrow;
On where the soul
To a happy and golden rest
Wakes in eternity’s morrow.

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On let us go where
The loving and loved shall meet,
Meet on the bank of the river;
There shall they sing
At the blessèd Redeemer’s feet
Songs that shall echo forever.

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