Scripture Verse

Whosoever will, let him take the free gift of the water of life.@Revelation 22:17
Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Pen­te­cost­al Prais­es, by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1898), page 49.

Music: Ste­phen C. Fos­ter (1826–1864) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Stephen C. Foster

O ye thirsty ones that languish
On life’s drifting sand!
’Tis the Savior bending o’er you,
Reaching out His toil-worn hand.


Why will ye wander,
Far away from home?
To the loving arms of mercy
Whosoever will may come.

From the river gently flowing
Drink a full supply;
Free to all its blessèd waters,
Wherefore will ye faint and die?


O, the bliss of life eternal
You may also share!
Come to Jesus, and believing,
Enter thro’ the gate of prayer.


Lo, the summer days are ending,
They will soon be o’er;
While the Spirit still is pleading,
Grieve your dearest friend no more.