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

Henry R. Trickett, in the New Christian Hymn and Tune Book, Part III (Cincinnati, Ohio: Fillmore Brothers Music House, 1887).

Frederick A. Fillmore ( pdf nwc).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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