We Are Waiting By The River We Are Watch


We are waiting by the river,
We are watching on the shore,
Only waiting for the boatman,
Soon he’ll come to bear us o’er.

Refrain:
Waiting, watching, waiting, watching,
We are watching on the shore
Waiting, watching, waiting, watching
For the boatman who will bear us o’er.

Tho’ the mists hang o’er the river,
And its billows loudly roar,
Yet we hear the songs of angels,
Wafted from the other shore. [Refrain]

And the bright celestial city,
We have caught such radiant gleams
Of its towers, like dazzling sunlight,
With its sweet and peaceful streams. [Refrain]

He has called for many loved ones,
We have seen them leave our side;
With our Saviour we shall meet them
When we too have crossed the tide. [Refrain]

When we’ve passed the vale of shadows
With its dark and chilling tide,
In that bright and glorious city
We shall evermore abide. [Refrain]