Scripture Verse

Thou shalt make them drink of the river of Thy pleasures…in Thy light shall we see light. Psalm 36:9

Introduction

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Anthony J. Showalter
1858–1924

Words: Jen­nie Wil­son, in Co­ro­na­tion Songs (Dal­ton, Georg­ia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1897).

Music: An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jennie Wilson
1856–1913

Lyrics

After the life-paths we’re tread­ing
End upon time’s sol­emn shore,
There will be light at the ri­ver
While the re­deemed ones pass o’er.

Refrain

There will be light at the ri­ver,
There will be light at the ri­ver,
There will be light at the ri­ver,
While the re­deemed ones pass o’er.

There will be light for the spi­rits
Who thro’ deep sha­dows have come—
Fadeless light shin­ing glad wel­come
Out from the win­dows of home.

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There will be light for the wea­ry
Who thro’ sore tri­als have passed—
Radiant light as they en­ter,
Peace that for ev­er shall last.

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There will be light for the faith­ful,
Whate’er the way they have trod—
Glorious light sent to guide them
Safe to the ci­ty of God.

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