A pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1
Words: Richard Torrey, Jr., in The Sabbath School Gem (Boston, Massachusetts: H. V. Degen & Son, 1864).
If you know where to get a good picture of Torrey (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
O have you not heard of that beautiful stream
That flows through our Father’s land?
Its waters gleam bright in the heavenly light,
And ripple o’er golden sand.
O seek that beautiful stream,
O seek that beautiful stream;
Its waters, so free, are flowing for thee,
O seek that beautiful stream.
Its fountains are deep and its waters are pure;
And sweet to the weary soul;
It flows from the throne of Jehovah alone!
O come where its bright waves roll.
This beautiful stream is the river of life!
It flows for all nations free!
A balm for each wound in its water is found;
O sinner, it flows for thee!
O will you not drink of this beautiful stream,
And dwell on its peaceful shore?
The Spirit says,
Come, all ye weary ones, home,
And wander in sin no more.