Scripture Verse

Streams of living water will flow. John 7:38

Introduction

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Henry L. Gilmour
(1836–1920)

Words: Var­i­ous­ly at­trib­ut­ed to Hen­ry J. Zel­ley or A. I. Zelley. The pre­pon­der­ance of at­tri­bu­tions (in­clud­ing the ear­li­est known, in 1901) is to Hen­ry Zel­ley.

Music: Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, the au­thor’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

My soul today is thirsting
For living streams divine,
To sweep from highest Heaven
To this poor heart of mine;
I stand upon the promise,
In Jesus’ name I plead;
O send the gracious current
To satisfy my need.

Refrain

Like a mighty sea,
Like a mighty sea,
Comes the love of Jesus
Sweeping over me;
The waves of glory roll,
The shouts I can’t control;
Comes the love of Jesus
Sweeping o’er my soul.

I see the clouds arising,
The mercy clouds of love,
That come to bring refreshing
Down from the throne above,
The earnest of the shower,
Just now to us is giv’n,
And now we wait, expecting
The floods of grace from Heav’n.

Refrain

The show’rs of grace are falling,
The tide is rolling in,
The floodtide of salvation,
With power to cleanse from sin;
It’s surging through my being
And takes my sin away,
It keeps me shouting glory!
Through all the happy day.

Refrain

It’s coming, yes, it’s coming,
It’s coming down this hour,
A torrent of salvation
In saving, cleansing power:
I hear the billows surging,
I see them mount and roll;
O glory, hallelujah!
They’re sweeping through my soul.

Refrain