Scripture Verse

Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:14


Words: W. V. Mill­er, in Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, ed­it­ed by John M. Har­ris et al. (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Chris­tian Wit­ness Com­pa­ny, cir­ca 1908), num­ber 76.

Music: Los Fe­liz Will­iam J. King, ar­ranged by John M. Har­ris (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know Mill­er’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him, King or Har­ris (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Oh this well of liv­ing wa­ter
Springing up with­in my soul,
Gives me bless­èd sa­tis­fact­ion
While the chang­ing sea­sons roll;
And in Je­sus’ love re­joic­ing,
Still a song of praise I bring,
For the bless­èd gift of Hea­ven,
For this ev­er-liv­ing spring.


For this well of liv­ing wa­ter
That is flow­ing now for me,
Songs of praise and ado­ra­tion,
Blessèd Lord, I bring to Thee.

From the depths un­known ’tis flow­ing,
From the depths of Je­sus’ love,
It was pur­chased by the Sav­ior,
Gift di­vine from Heav’n above;
He alone can give this wa­ter,
Whosoever will may come,
Quench his thirst from this pure foun­tain,
And from Jes­us ne­ver roam.


So the bless­èd news I’m spread­ing
Of this dear life-giv­ing spring,
Ever pure and free ’tis gush­ing
As my Sav­ior’s love I sing;
It is flow­ing, ever flow­ing
In this grate­ful heart of mine,
And my tongue shall tell the glad­ness
Of this match­less grace di­vine.