Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Ri­chard Torr­ey, Jr., in The Sab­bath School Gem (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: H. V. De­gen & Son, 1864).

Music: Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Torr­ey (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Asa Hull
(1828–1907)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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!

Refrain

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.

Refrain