Scripture Verse

If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. John 7:37


Words: Hen­ry R. Trick­ett, in the New Chris­tian Hymn and Tune Book, Part 3 (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers Mu­sic, 1887), num­ber 723.

Music: Fred­er­ick A. Fill­more (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Trick­ett (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Frederick A. Fillmore (1856–1925)


In the de­sert of sor­row and sin,
Lo! I faint as I jour­ney along;
With the war­fare with­out and with­in,
See my strength and my hope near­ly gone.


I thirst, let me drink,
Of the live-giv­ing stream let me drink;
’Tis the Rock, cleft for me,
’Tis the wa­ter, the wa­ter of life.

In my weak­ness I turn to the fount,
From the Rock that was smit­ten for me;
And I drink, and I joy­ful­ly count
All my tri­als a bless­ing to be.


O Thou God of com­pass­ion, I pray,
Let me ev­er abide in Thy sight;
Let me drink of the fount day by day,
Till I join Thee in man­sions of light.