Scripture Verse

There will be no night there. Revelation 21:25


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Win­ning Songs, by John Swe­ney, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1892).

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Over the ri­ver they call me,
Friends that are dear to my heart;
Soon shall I meet them in glo­ry,
Never, no ne­ver to part.


Over the river to Ed­en,
Home to their dwell­ing so fair,
Angels will carry me safe­ly.
Jesus will wel­come me there.

Over the ri­ver they call me,
Hark, ’tis their voic­es I hear,
Borne on the wings of the twi­light,
Murmuring soft­ly and clear.


Over the ri­ver, how love­ly,
There is no sor­row nor night;
There they are walk­ing with Je­sus,
Clothed in His gar­ment of light.


Over the ri­ver they call me,
Watching with glad, beam­ing eyes;
Over the ri­ver I’m com­ing,
Joyful my spir­it re­plies.