Lookin' fer TAB... for "A Light at the River"

flossy
@flossy
one month ago
4 posts

Thank you. I remember this tune from bluegrass festivals...The Osborne Bros. Found them tonight on you tube.

Gordon Hardy
Gordon Hardy
@gordon-hardy
2 months ago
22 posts

Hello Hugs, here's my tab for "A Light At The River" it is a hymn written around 1911, DAA noter and drone. Hope this helps.

There’s a light at the river

 

There’s a deep, turbid river, Flowing on before, And its waters are deep and wide;

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But faith sees a light, yes, a beacon bright, Just down by the river side.

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There’s a light at the river, A light at the river; A light at the river I can see;

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My Lord will stand and hold in His hand, A light at the river for me.

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O’er the dark, foaming waters, From the unseen shore, Angel bands in their beauty

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glide, And will bear us away to the realms of day, Into light on the other side.    ch

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Many dear ones we’ve loved Are from their homes removed, Dipped their wings in

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the mystic tide; They have passed o’er the deep, Where they’ll ne’er more weep,

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In the light on the other side.     ch

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To this deep, endless river We must one day come, And we’ll cross o’er its waters

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wide; How happy we’ll be, if by faith we see The light on the other side.   

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There’s a light at the river, A light at the river; A light at the river I can see;

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My Lord will stand and hold in His hand, A light at the river for me.

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hugssandi
@hugssandi
2 months ago
254 posts

Thank you, Joseph!  Great idea...  Why didn't I think of that?  LOL

Joseph Besse
Joseph Besse
@joseph-besse
2 months ago
52 posts

Check out YouTube.

hugssandi
@hugssandi
2 months ago
254 posts

I used to have a CD with Margaret Wright singing "A Light at the River" and cannot get her lovely voice out of my head with this tune.  It's haunting me!  😅  I am dying to play it but don't see it in her songbooks.  Anyone familiar with it?  TIA!