Scripture Verse

A pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: George F. Root, Won­drous Love (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1885) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George F. Root
1820–1895

Lyrics

Clear as crys­tal flows the ri­ver
From the throne of God above;
’Tis the water pure, of eter­nal life,
From the fount of end­less love.

Refrain

Clear as crys­tal, clear as crys­tal
May Thy truth for­ev­er be;
Clear as crys­tal, clear as crys­tal
In our hearts, O Lord, from Thee.

Clear as crys­tal, like a jas­per,
Is the heav’n­ly ci­ty’s light,
As the wall ap­pears, and the pear­ly gates—
To the pil­grim’s rav­ished sight.

Refrain

Clear as crys­tal, like the won­drous
Sea of glass be­fore the throne,
Where the joy­ful cry rises day and night
To the glo­ri­ous Three in One.

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