Scripture Verse

Whoever drinks 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


Philip Doddridge

Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 221: The Spi­rit’s in­flu­enc­es com­pared to liv­ing wa­ter.

Music: Ves­tal in Har­mo­nia Sac­ra, by Jo­seph Funk, fifth ed­i­tion, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Funk (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Blest Jesus, source of grace divine,
What soul-refreshing streams are Thine!
O bring these healing waters nigh,
Or we must droop, and fall, and die.

No traveler through desert lands,
’Midst scorching suns, and burning sands,
More eager longs for cooling rain,
Or pants the current to obtain.

Our longing souls aloud would sing,
Spring up, celestial fountain, spring;
To an abundant river flow,
And cheer this thirsty land below.

May this blest torrent near my side
Through all the desert gently glide;
Then in Emmanuel’s land above,
Spread to a sea of joy and love.