shall we gather by the river,
where bright angels’ feet have trod,
with its crystal tide forever
flowing by the throne of god.
yes, we’ll gather by the river,
the beautiful, the beautiful river,
gather with the saints by the river
that flows by the throne of god.
soon we’ll reach the shining river,
soon our pilgrimage will cease,
soon our happy hearts will quiver
with the melody of peace.