Shall We Gather at the River (Mother Went a Walkin')

Jim Reeves2010年7月5日


Shall We Gather at the River (Mother Went a Walkin') - Jim Reeves (吉姆·裏夫斯)

(Shall we gather at the river that flows by the throne of God)


The church doors opened one Sunday in a little country town

The people all were silent in the rain that misted down


And an old gray-haired granddad his shoulders stooped with pain


Was holdin' fast a little boy who kept cryin' in the rain


And in the dim candlelight within a casket lay so still


That soon would lie beneath the earth up at the top of the hill


The little boy kept askin' in a low and plaintive tone

What's wrong with mommy grandpa won't she be comin' home

It's awful lonesome grandpa since daddy went away


And mommy's all the reason why I'm happy every day


Wouldn't she feel better grandpa if I layed down by her side


The old man turned and faced him and with these words replied


Mother went a walkin' son away up in the sky

Along the brook that winds among the stars up there on high


And down the valley where the sun goes home at night to sleep


Mother went a walkin' son she wouldn't want us to weep


The boy didn't seem to understand just where his mom had gone


He couldn't realize that now she wouldn't be comin' home


He saw the rain on grandpa's face he didn't know he cried


And of course he couldn't hear the words that grandpa said inside


Mother went a walkin' son up yonder in the sky


And all that we can do down here son is bow our heads and cry


She's gone to meet your daddy son and take him by the hand


Yes mother went a walkin' son in God's great meadowland