Scripture Verse

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters. Isaiah 55:1


Lucy J. Meyer (1849–1922)

Words & Mu­sic: Lu­cy J. Mey­er, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Mey­er,


Ho! ev­ery one that is thirs­ty in spir­it,
Ho! ev­ery one that is wea­ry and sad;
Come to the foun­tain, there’s full­ness in Je­sus,
All that you’re long­ing for: come and be glad!


I will pour wa­ter on him that is thirs­ty,
I will pour floods upon the dry ground;
Open your hearts for the gifts I am bring­ing;
While ye are seek­ing Me, I will be found.

Child of the world, are you tired of your bond­age?
Weary of earth joys, so false, so un­true?
Thirsting for God and His full­ness of bless­ing?
List to the pro­mise, a mes­sage for you!


Child of the king­dom, be filled with the Spir­it!
Nothing but full­ness thy long­ing can meet;
’Tis the en­due­ment for life and for ser­vice;
Thine is the pro­mise, so cer­tain, so sweet.