Sweet Rivers

Cat. #0076 (MFH #570) - As sung by Mr. J. W. Breazeal, Springfield, Missouri on April 27, 1958

Sweet rivers of redeeming love
Lie just before mine eyes
Had I th pinions of a dove
I to those rivers rise
I'd rise superior to my pay
With joy I'll strip th wind
And cross old Jordons stormy main
And leave this world behind

I lie in prison here below
In anguish, pain and shame
On top my troubles I forego
While love surrounds my heart
In darkest shadows of th night
Faith now see upper sky
I then behold my hearts delight
And could rejoice to die