Shall We Gather at the River?

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Music and Lyrics by Robert Lowry

VERSE 1

D 
Shall we gather at the river,

A7 
Where bright angel feet have trod

D 
With its crystal tide forever

A7                       D 
Flowing by the throne of God!

G                        D 
Yes, we'll gather at the river,

A7                           D 
The beautiful, the beautiful river

G                             D 
Gather with the saints at the river,

     A7                     D 
That flows by the throne of God.

VERSE 2

D 
On the margin of the river,

A7 
Washing up its silver spray,

D 
We will walk and worship ever,

A7                   D 
All the happy golden day.

G                        D 
Yes, we'll gather at the river,

A7                           D 
The beautiful, the beautiful river

G                             D 
Gather with the saints at the river,

     A7                     D 
That flows by the throne of God.

VERSE 3

D 
On the bosom of the river,

A7 
Where our Saviorking we own,

D 
We shall meet, and sorrow never

 A7                     D 
'Neath the glory of the throne.

G                        D 
Yes, we'll gather at the river,

A7                           D 
The beautiful, the beautiful river

G                             D 
Gather with the saints at the river,

     A7                     D 
That flows by the throne of God.

VERSE 4

D 
Ere we reach the shining river,

A7 
Lay we every burden down,

D 
Grace our spirits will deliver,

A7                     D 
And provide a robe and crown.

G                        D 
Yes, we'll gather at the river,

A7                           D 
The beautiful, the beautiful river

G                             D 
Gather with the saints at the river,

     A7                     D 
That flows by the throne of God.

VERSE 5

D 
At the smiling of the river,

A7 
Mirror of the Savior's face,

D 
Saints whom death will never sever,

A7                         D 
Lift their songs of saving grace.

G                        D 
Yes, we'll gather at the river,

A7                           D 
The beautiful, the beautiful river

G                             D 
Gather with the saints at the river,

     A7                     D 
That flows by the throne of God.

VERSE 6

D 
Soon we'll reach the silver river,

A7 
Soon our pilgrimage will cease;

D 
Soon our happy hearts will quiver

A7                 D 
With the melody of peace.

G                        D 
Yes, we'll gather at the river,

A7                           D 
The beautiful, the beautiful river

G                             D 
Gather with the saints at the river,

     A7                     D 
That flows by the throne of God.

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 D Major G Major
Guitar A7 D Major G Major
Mandolin A7 D Major G Major
Piano A7 D Major G Major
Ukulele A7 D Major G Major