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: Ka­tha­ryn D. Ba­con, in New Ho­san­nas, by John E. Tho­mas et al. (Fort Worth, Tex­as: Quar­tet Mu­sic, 1906), num­ber 15.

Music: W. C. Cates (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cates (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ba­con, would you ?

portrait
Katharyn D. Bacon
1884–1944

Lyrics

There’s a stream flowing in peace,
To the lost, bringing release,
If they drink of its waters so clear;
O then come, owning each sin,
And receive cleansing within—
O be saved while your Redeemer’s near.

Refrain

Beautiful stream, flowing along,
Bringing peace to the millions in woe;
Beautiful stream, river of life,
To this stream, sinner, oh haste to go!

Lovely stream, river of life,
There you’ll find freedom from strife,
Precious balm for the weary alway;
If you shall hear to believe,
Pardoning grace you shall receive,
And thro’ Christ, gladness obtain for aye.

Refrain

Stream of life, peaceful and blest,
Near thy flow may we all rest,
And from sin and its sorrows be free;
Till beyond death we shall meet,
There our Lord’s praise to repeat,
Thro’ a long happy eternity!

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