Cross the River

Story Behind The Song

Rick Piontek absolutely rocks this song!

Song Length 6:06 Genre Blues - Gospel
Similar Artists Bruce Springsteen

Lyrics

At the end of the day, I am drawn far away
as the sun sets down by the shore
As I stand on this side, of that river so wide
and I see that day coming closer
Weeping willows hang down
with the weight of the years
as the old waters flow on by
They weep not for themselves
but they bear silent witness
to the need to cross to the other side

So I think its time to be travellin'
Yes I think its time to move on
There's a boat on the shore
And it will carry me o'er
'cross that river and I shall be gone

Some friends long ago were called over there
they have not returned but they're waiting
They are walking in light
in glory so bright
they standing in anticipation

Bridge
Where the guns have been beaten to plowshares
And man walks with man in the dawn
Where the Rock of all Ages recites from the pages
of a book that is older than stone
Where serenity reigns from the mountains
Where there are no tears or pain
Where the lamb lay down with the lion
and there is no reason for rain
Where the children shall sleep in contentment
And old men shall dream endless dreams
There's a boat on the shore and it will carry me o'er

And I shall join my companions
in a meadow not far from here
Where the burdens shall lift from my shoulders
It is far but yet very near
So I think its time to be travellin'
Yes I think its time to move on
There's a boat on the shore
And it will carry me o'er
'cross the river and I shall be gone

Lyrics Jim Bohn Music Jim Bohn
Producer George Nestler Publisher ASCAP
Performance Rick Piontek, Windy Hope, Jim Bohn
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