Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:14
Words: Philip Doddridge (1702–1751). Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, by Job Orton (Shropshire, England: Joshua Eddowes & John Cotton, 1755), number 221:
The Spirit’s influences compared to living water.
If you know where to get a good picture of Funk (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Blest Jesus, source of grace divine,
What soul-refreshing streams are Thine!
O bring these healing waters nigh,
Or we must droop, and fall, and die.
No traveler through desert lands,
’Midst scorching suns, and burning sands,
More eager longs for cooling rain,
Or pants the current to obtain.
Our longing souls aloud would sing,
Spring up, celestial fountain, spring;
To an abundant river flow,
And cheer this thirsty land below.
May this blest torrent near my side
Through all the desert gently glide;
Then in Emmanuel’s land above,
Spread to a sea of joy and love.