Over the river, faces I see
Over the river, faces I see. Judson W. Van De Venter* (1855-1939).
Published in Gospel Songs of Grace and Glory (New York, 1896), with the heading ‘Looking This Way’, originally in the form of a duet for Soprano and Tenor. It had five stanzas with a refrain:
Over the river, faces I see, Fair as the morning, looking for me; Free from their sorrow, grief, and despair, Waiting and watching patiently there.
Refrain: Looking this way, yes, looking this way; Loved ones are waiting, looking this way; Fair as the morning, bright as the day, Dear ones in glory looking this way.
Father and mother, safe in the vale, Watch for the boatman, wait for the sail, Bearing the loved ones over the tide...
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