Song: At the Ford of the River in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4

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Copyright 1897, by Jno. R. Sweney

Published in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4 (Copyright 1897, by John J. Hood)

Hardin, R. Horatio

Page 76
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 76
Verses: 4 verses

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At the Ford of the River, #76


Verse 1
Earth has its sorrows, its heartaches, its anguish;
Fraught are life’s moments with pleasure and pain;
But at the ford of that mystical river
Darkness shall vanish, and all shall be plain.

Yes, at the ford, at the ford of the river,
Rapturous visions these eyes shall await;
Fording the flood at the foot of the “city,”
Cleans’d from all sin we shall enter the gate.

Verse 2
Earth has its pleasures, its lessons of gladness;
Fill’d is joy’s cup with unspeakable peace;
But at the hour when fording the river
There shall be joys of a thousand increase.

Verse 3
Earth has its songs of a triumphal measure,
Songs of rejoicing and echoes of rest;
But at the brink of the river of rivers
Swelleth the infinite song of the “blest.”

Verse 4
Earth has its victories, praise the Redeemer!
Glorified visions and answers to prayer;
But safely past that blest ford of the river,
Eternal victory’s crown we shall wear.