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.
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.