He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water.@John 7:38

Francis P. Appleton, in A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion, by Samuel Longfellow, 10th edition (Boston, Massachusetts: Ticknor & Fields, 1848).

Pleyel’s Hymn Ignaz J. Pleyel, 1791 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ignaz J. Pleyel (1757–1831)

Thirsting for a living spring,
Seeking for a higher home,
Resting where our souls must cling,
Trusting, hoping, Lord, we come.

Glorious hopes our spirit fill,
When we feel that Thou art near:
Father! then our fears are still,
Then the soul’s bright end is clear.

Life’s hard conflict we would win,
Read the meaning of life’s frown;
Change the thorn-bound wreath of sin
For the spirit’s starry crown.

Make us beautiful within
By Thy Spirit’s holy light:
Guard us when our faith burns dim,
Father of all love and might!