Scripture Verse

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God. Psalm 46:4


Daniel S. Warner (1842–1895)

Words: Da­ni­el S. War­ner, An­thems from the Throne (Grand Junc­tion, Mi­chi­gan: Gos­pel Trum­pet Pub­lish­ing, 1888), num­ber 67.

Music: Bar­ney E. War­ren (🔊 pdf nwc).

Barney E. Warren (1867–1951)


I’ll sing of a river divine,
Its waters from trouble release;
More precious than honey and wine,
That river, sweet river is peace.


O this river of peace
Makes me perfect and whole;
And its blessings increase,
Flowing deep in my soul.

’Tis flowing from Hea­ven to earth,
It issues from under the throne;
Great peace! O thy infinite worth!
Sweet peace in my Je­sus alone.


O wonderful life-giving flood,
Thy waters so crystal and pure
Make glad all the City of God;
Forever thy blessings endure.


O Je­sus! the tempest of sin
Is hushed into heavenly rest
Since tasting the pure living stream
That flows from Thy cru­ci­fied breast.


My moments, as angels appear,
All gliding so gently along,
Each dropping a blessing so rare,
Enraptures my soul with a song.