Oh, He Sleeps on the Bank of the River

DESCRIPTION: Congregational song. "Our brother is dead, he rests from he labor, And he sleeps (he sleeps, oh he sleeps) Wey de tall pines grow, On the banks of a river." "He trouble is gone." "Out of life's storm." He is with God and safe from trouble
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (ReedSmith)
KEYWORDS: religious death nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ReedSmith, pp. 23-24, "Oh, He Sleeps on the Bank of the River" (1 text)
File: RSmi023

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