12819. River of Death

1 Darkly the waters roll,
And pass with a sullen roar;
And they surge, and eddy, and awe the soul
That must pass to the other shore.

Waters roll, waters roll,
And pass with a sullen roar;
Waters roll, waters roll,
As we pass to the other shore.

2 Into the seething foam
The wearisome soul must go;
But, oh, what a wonderful change has come
That calmeth the waters so. [Refrain]

3 Jesus, the Savior, spoke
Unto the wild waves: Be still!
And the waves into harmless ripples broke,
Becalmed by the Master’s will. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Darkly the waters roll
Title: River of Death
Author: S. S. Corbey
Refrain First Line: Waters roll, waters roll
Language: English
Source: Songs of the Cross by Edmund S. Lorenz (Dayton, OH: United Brethren Publishing House, 1876)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Darkly the waters roll]
Composer: J. Harvy Anderson
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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