January Hymn Study: Shall We Gather at the River

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When I started thinking about a hymn study for January I was looking at various lists of hymns for the ‘New Year’ and thinking that it would be appropriate to chose one of those hymns. I even started writing a post about one of them but it never felt quite right. Then I finally slowed down enough to listen to that still small voice and I kept hearing the words to this song in my head. It is a hymn that I love but do not often hear anymore. I pray that you enjoy this study this month and that it resonates in your soul.

Shall We Gather At the River was written by Robert Lowry in 1864. He wrote the song based off of Revelation 21:1-2 where there is a description of heaven with a river flowing by the throne of God. I love the imagery and it makes me think of all of those who have gone on before me that are gathering at that river, singing praises to God.

While the song and the verse are speaking of heaven I think it also reminds me to gather and slow down in the here and now. Life has a way of getting busy and chaotic and we need to ‘Be Still’ and spend time with the Lord. I have included several audio versions of the song as well as the lyrics and sheet music in the links below. There is also a free downloadable hymn study sheet and a free copy work to go along with the hymn. I pray that this song blesses you this month.

 

Resources

Audio (Gospel Choir)

Audio (Buddy Greene)

Lyrics and Sheet Music

 

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Shall We Gather at the River (January Copywork)

 

 

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