We Are Waiting By The River Strong And


We are waiting by the river,
Strong and weak, and young and old,
Till the boatman comes to bear us
To the far-off streets of gold.

Chorus:
We are waiting by the river,
we are waiting, you and I;
One by one our friends are crossing,
We shall join them by and by.

We are waiting by the river,
And we may not know how near
Are our footsteps, glad or weary,
To its waters still and clear. [Chorus]

We are waiting by the river,
And at most ‘t will not be long
Till we cross the silent waters,
Till we hear the angels’ song. [Chorus]