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Dwight Plett

Lyrics

Must Be That River††

Lorna laughs at me sometimes, because it seems we canít drive over a bridge without me making some kind of comment about the river weíre crossing.† Iíve always loved rivers.† Thereís something life-affirming and mysterious about them.† I always wonder where theyíve been and where theyíre going.† It could be that part of my love of rivers stems from deep inside me where I know that someday Iíll have a home on a river bankÖ††††

 

When I see a river passing slowly homeward to the sea

Something moves me in a way I canít describe

Like a faint and far-off memory of a place Iíve never been

Or a part of me that longs to be alive

 

Must be that River, that Iíve been longing for

Must be that tree of life, growing on its shore

Must be my Saviour, that I canít wait to see

Must be Iím longing for the home that Heís prepared for me

 

Sometimes deep dissatisfaction overtakes me by surprise

And I canít quite understand what might be wrong

There are times when I feel lonely even in a crowd of friends

Like I donít know where this troubled soul belongs...

 

When I hear the songs of Heaven at the waterís edge one day

And I feel the kiss of welcome on my face

As the tears of joy run freely from the eyes that finally see

All the beauty and the wonder of that place...

 

Iíll see that river, that Iíve been longing for

Iíll see that tree of life, growing on its shore

Iíll see my Saviour, the one I longed to see

Heíll bid me welcome to the home that Heís prepared for me

 

Iíll see that river, that Iíve been longing for

Iíll see that tree of life, blooming on its shore

Iíll see my Jesus, the one I longed to see

And Iíll be home forever, where I know Iím meant to be.