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

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

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George F. Root (1820-1895)

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.

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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.

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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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