Standing By The River

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Here I stand by this chilly water waitin’ for my final call
Standing by the river looking beyond
Gazin’ toward the land of fadeless beauty o’er the surges rise and fall
Standing by the river looking beyond

    Standing by the river waiting for the boatman
    Listen to the music on the other shore
    I can hear the angels singing out a welcome
    With my friends and loved ones (with my friends have gone before)

Music from the land of endless glory fallin upon my listening ear
Standing by the river looking beyond
Faces of my friends I often vision forms of loved ones oft appear
Standing by the river looking beyond

Shadows of night are swiftly falling lo I hear the boatman’s oar
Standing by the river looking beyond
Many are the voices sweetly calling I must tarry hear no more
Standing by the river looking beyond