Shall We Meet?

Author: Horace L. Hastings

This chart compares versions of the English text of Shall We Meet?, as it appears in different publications.

Minor punctuation, capitalization, and spelling differences are shown, in addition to more substantial differences in words, phrases, or verses.

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1. Shall we meet beyond the river
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1. Shall we meet beyond the river,
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Where the surges cease to roll,
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Where the surges cease to roll,
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Where in all the bright forever,
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Where in all the bright forever,
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Sorrow ne’er shall press the soul?
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Sorrow ne’er shall press the soul?
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[Chorus]
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[Chorus]
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We shall meet, we shall meet,
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We shall meet, we shall meet,
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We shall meet beyond the river;
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We shall meet beyond the river;
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We shall meet beyond the river
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We shall meet beyond the river
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Where the surges cease to roll.
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Where the surges cease to roll.
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2. Shall we meet in that blest harbor
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2. Shall we meet in that blest harbor,
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When our stormy voyage is o’er?
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When our stormy voyage is o’er?
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Shall we meet and cast the anchor
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Shall we meet and cast the anchor
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By the fair, celestial shore?
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By the fair celestial shore?
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3. Shall we meet in yonder city
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3. Shall we meet in yonder city,
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Where the tow’rs of crystal shine,
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Where the towers of crystal shine,
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Where the walls are all of jasper,
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Where the walls are all of jasper,
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Built by workmanship divine?
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Built by workmanship divine?
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4. Shall we meet with Christ our Savior
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4. Shall we meet with Christ our Savior,
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When he comes to claim his own?
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When he comes to claim his own?
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Shall we know his blessed favor
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Shall we know his blessed favor,
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And sit down upon his throne?
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And sit down upon his throne?
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The text of this song is in public domain (originally published before 1927, or published before 1964 and not renewed).